Uvalde School Shooting: Police Chief Fired

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The Facts

  • The Uvalde, Texas school board on Wed. voted unanimously to fire Uvalde school district Police Chief Pete Arredondo over his response to the school shooting at Robb Elementary School earlier this year.

  • Arredondo was placed on leave on June 22 amid wide condemnation of the handling of the shooting, which left 19 children and two teachers dead.

The Spin

Narrative A

While those responsible for the terrible handling of this massacre should be held responsible, Pete Arredondo was thrown to the wolves. There were a multitude of law enforcement mistakes that expand far beyond just one commander or agency.

Narrative B

Arredondo's failures on the day of the shooting were so blatant anybody could see them. He failed at protecting the most vulnerable in his community - his primary job - when it mattered most. This is the right decision.

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