The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Board has declined to take any sort of disciplinary action against the district police chief who news reports say decided that police officer should not confront the gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers on May 24 at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Insider reports.
District Police Chief Pete Arredondo has been the subject of controversy in the wake of the massacre after he made fateful decision because he believed the gunman was barricaded and alone, where in reality he was in a classroom full of kids. During the incident, Arredondo and other officers spent over an hour in a hallway outside.
Arredondo has also been accused by the Texas Department of Public Safety of not cooperating with the state’s investigation of the incident.
As Insider points out, parents who were outside during the incident reportedly tried to enter the school and save their children were handcuffed by police.
Robb Elementary will be permanently closed. The school will be moved to a new address while the existing building would be turned into “something other than a school site,” Superintendent Hal Harrell said.