Uvalde police have come under intense scrutiny since the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of nineteen school children and two teachers.
Uvalde police decided not to cooperate with the Texas Department of Public Safety’s investigation into the shooting after a Colonel and spokesperson for the DPS criticized their response.
Last week, more troubling developments were reported surrounding the police response to the Uvalde shooting after video footage surfaced of Uvalde police officers standing around inside the school while 18-year-old Salvador Ramos went on a violent rampage.
One officer was seen getting hand sanitizer while another was using their phone.
Now, Uvalde School District is considering firing Police Chief Pete Arredondo for his role in failing to prevent the shooting.
Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District officials published an agenda for a special school board meeting to consider firing the district’s embattled police chief. The move comes days after a report from the Texas House detailing failures at many levels in advance and in response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School in May.
Uvalde school district officials published an agenda for a special school board meeting on July 23. The agenda calls for an executive session and public meeting for: “Discussion and possible action regarding termination for good cause as recommended by the Superintendent of the non-certified contract of Pete Arredondo.”
The agenda also calls for a closed session. The agenda states:
A closed session will be held under Provisions of Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Sections 551.071 and 551.074.
A. Pursuant to Section 551.071 and 551.074 of the Texas Government Code, consultation with the District’s attorney concerning legal and procedural issues related to recommended termination for good cause of the non-certified contract of Pete Arredondo.