School Shootings

Children Under Siege: 92 False School Shooting Reports in September Alone

A recent report from Wired claims that schools across the U.S. are facing an epidemic of false school shooting reports, resulting in police SWAT teams arriving at schools filled with startled students and educators. 92 incidents in 16 states occurred in just three weeks of September according to research by Wired.

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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 …

Texas Governor Orders Unannounced, Random School Intruder Audits

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered a state school safety group do begin conducting random, unannounced school-intruder detection audits. The order came as part of a multifaceted plan to harden schools in the wake of last week’s Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde, Texas.

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EXCLUSIVE: Many Border Patrol Agents, Cops Who Responded to Uvalde School Shooting Uninvited from Biden Event

Biden administration officials uninvited many of the Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers who responded to the Robb Elementary School shooting from a meeting with the president scheduled for Sunday in Uvalde. Despite the event being planned for a large open-space facility, administration officials cited space as a reason for the retracted invitations.

Texas DPS troopers stand watch outside a memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. (Randy Clark/Breitbart Texas)

School Security Features Protected Shooter, Slowed Texas Police Response

Some of the features designed to keep students safe in an active shooter situation actually worked to protect the shooter and slow the Uvalde police response to the Texas school shooting on Tuesday. The shooter managed to barricade himself behind two locked doors, forcing police to wait to find keys.

Director and Colonel of the Texas Department of Public Safety Steven C. McCraw speaks at a press conference using a crime scene outline of the Robb Elementary School showing the path of the gunman, outside the school in Uvalde, Texas, on May 27, 2022. - McCraw said Friday that in …

EXCLUSIVE: Police Initially Lacked Ballistic Shield Needed to Reach Barricaded Texas School Shooter

Multiple law enforcement sources revealed to Breitbart Texas that part of the delay in stopping the barricaded elementary school shooter hinged on a deadly mix of the shooter’s defensive tactics and the lack of needed gear. Specifically, officers lacked the ballistic shield needed to enter the classroom with the barricaded shooter. Attempting to breach the door without a ballistic shield would have resulted in certain death for the officers which could have provided the shooter with the officers’ weapons and ammunition. There is also the possibility that the shooter could have taken police communications gear off of the officers’ bodies, thereby giving the shooter the ability to listen to police movement and plans.

UVALDE, TEXAS - MAY 26: Law enforcement officers stand looking at a memorial following a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School on May 26, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. According to reports, 19 students and 2 adults were killed, with the gunman fatally shot by law enforcement. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty …

Uvalde Schools Locked Down at Least 48 Times This Academic Year

The Uvalde public school district is no stranger to campus lockdowns. In October 2021, Mayor Don McLaughlin reported the district had been forced into lockdowns 48 times during the first few months of the school year largely due to human smuggler pursuits near campuses.

Sheriff crime scene tape is seen outside of Robb Elementary School as State troopers guard the area in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. - An 18-year-old gunman killed 14 children and a teacher at an elementary school in Texas on Tuesday, according to the state's governor, in the nation's …