Uvalde Police Face Their Fate After Tragic School Shooting

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(FixThisNation.com) – The Uvalde, Texas former police chief for schools, Pete Arredondo was indicted this week after failing to identify an active shooting in 2022, which resulted in the deaths of two teachers and 19 students. In the indictment, it was argued that Arredondo had made decisions that had gone against his training and guides and had led to law enforcement’s response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School being slowed down. 

On Thursday, Arrendondo was arrested on 10 state jail felony counts of child endangerment and was later booked in the Uvalde County Jail. Later that evening he was released. 

He is not the only one to be facing such charges in connection to the shooting. Adrian Gonzales, a former school officer, has also been indicted on similar charges. These are the two officers to face charges in connection to one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.

In the indictment, Arredondo is accused of having delayed the response of the police to the shooting, despite the fact that he had received notification about a teacher and students being injured. It is also stated that he could hear the shots being fired from within the school. Still, despite this, he had called for the responding officers to exit the scene while they waited for the arrival of the SWAT team. 

In a report by the Associated Press, it was noted that Arredondo had attempted to negotiate with the shooter. 

The Justice Department released a report regarding the shooting earlier this year in which they noted that there had been a lack of communication, and preparation during the incident which resulted in close to 400 members of state, local, and federal law enforcement agencies waiting outside the building for close to 77 minutes. 

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