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A memorial honoring the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting is seen on July 12 in Uvalde, Texas.

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A memorial honoring the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting is seen on July 12 in Uvalde, Texas.

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The Uvalde School District said Friday that it is suspending the entire district police department.

Movement by Uvalde Incorporated Independent School District arrives in Texas Sheriffs Association and JPPI Investigation into law enforcement delayed response arrive Robb Elementary School Shoots a Gun in the May. Nineteen students and two teachers were killed.

“Recent developments have uncovered additional concerns for departmental operations,” the district said, adding that officers currently employed will move into roles. other roles in the district. A report on the investigation is expected later this month.

The Texas Department of Public Safety will provide coverage for extracurricular activities and campus at this time.

The district has placed Ken Mueller, superintendent of student services, and Lt. Miguel Hernandez, acting sheriff, on administrative leave. Mueller has decided to retire, the district’s statement said.

Pete Arredondo – the school police chief who oversaw law enforcement’s response to the May 24 shooting – has fired in August.

Veteran TDPS Crimson Elizondopart of a delayed response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, was fired from the district police department following parental objections.

Brett Cross, whose 10-year-old son Uziyah Garcia died in the shooting, protested outside the Uvalde school administration building, demanding transparency and accountability – the first step he took. tweeted such as the suspension of the officers involved. After 254 hours outside the building, protesters went home when UCISD issued a press release.

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