Pete Arredondo

Uvalde School District Police Chief Fired 3 Months After Shooting

Uvalde school district officials fired embattled Police Chief Pete Arredondo three months after the Robb Elementary School shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead. The district has not fired any other staff or officials who ignored school safety protocols and maintenance requests that could have prevented the shooting.

Parents and family members hold signs at a meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District where Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo was dismissed, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in Uvalde, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

California Firm Preps $27B Lawsuit over Uvalde School Shooting in Texas

Uvalde school district officials received notice of claim from a California law firm planning to file a $27 billion class action lawsuit. The notice alleges failures on the part of the school district and law enforcement that contributed to the physical and psychological injuries sustained in the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.

TOPSHOT - A woman lights a candle at a makeshift memorial outside Uvalde County Courthouse in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26, 2022. - Texas police faced angry questions May 26, 2022 over why it took an hour to neutralize the gunman who murdered 19 small children and two teachers in …

Uvalde School Police Chief Placed on Administrative Leave After School Shooting

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District placed embattled Police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave for an indefinite period on Wednesday. In a press release from the Uvalde CISD, Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell announced he placed Arredondo on administrative leave despite an earlier statement indicating he would wait for a complete investigation before making personnel decisions.

Uvalde Police officers listen to Victor Escalon, Regional Director of the Texas Department of Public Safety South, speak during a press conference in Uvalde, Texas on May 26, 2022, two days after a gunman opened fire at Robb Elementary school. - Grief at the massacre of 19 children at the …