Nashville police who took out a school shooter in minutes appeared to call out Uvalde's officers, saying 'we will never wait to make entry' to 'stop a threat'
A retired NYPD sergeant told Insider that Nashville's "timely" release of information about the deadly mass shooting has been "textbook."news.yahoo.com
Company makes custom casket for Athena Strand, girl allegedly killed by FedEx driver
The company that made custom caskets for the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting, has once again made a custom casket for another young murder victim. >> Read more trending newsSoulShine Industries donated a customized resting place for Athena Strand that was used during the 7-year-old’s funeral, WFAA reported. Police said Athena was abducted and killed by a contracted FedEx driver. The van that Horner was driving for the company contracted by FedEx had video capabilities; the FBI revised the clips which showed Horner and a girl who looked like Athena in his van. The company made 19 custom caskets for the victims of the Uvalde shooting, as well as for the victims of the Sutherland Springs shooting in 2017, WFAA reported.wftv.com
Uvalde shooting victims seek $27B, class action in lawsuit
Victims of a Texas elementary school shooting are seeking a $27 billion class action lawsuit against city and state police, the city of Uvalde and other school and law enforcement officials for failing to follow active shooter protocol, according to the lawsuit filed this week.
Uvalde sues local prosecutor over school shooting records
Busbee is conducting a criminal investigation into the shooting, which will include examining a report she is awaiting from the Texas Department of Public Safety. “The Uvalde community has waited entirely too long for answers and transparency with regard to the Robb Elementary shooting incident,” Uvalde city officials said in a statement. Busbee has cited the criminal investigation — which she told city officials would be done by November — when asked for additional records, the lawsuit says. Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin has previously lashed out at the response to the shooting by state officers and expressed frustration at the lack of information available regarding one of the worst school shootings in state history. ___Follow AP's full coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shootingCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Uvalde victims, survivors file $27 billion class action lawsuit
A lawsuit filed on behalf of the victims and survivors of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, is seeking billions of dollars in damages, citing failures by the local police and school district. >> Read more trending newsThe lawsuit, filed in federal court, names the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, the district’s police department, the Uvalde Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and multiple individuals who are members of the respective agencies as defendants. Attorneys in the lawsuit also claim that even after the surviving children were rescued from Robb Elementary, they were given inadequate care. The lawsuit alleges that students who were injured were taken to a hospital on a regular school bus, without any EMTs or adults with medical training on board. When the bus arrived at the hospital “those children who had been wounded had to limp off the bus without assistance.”The school district did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Bloomberg Law.wftv.com
Uvalde families make last push for shakeup on Election Day
The deadliest classroom shooting in Texas history has cast a long shadow in the midterm elections, intensifying Republican Gov. On Thursday, a Republican congressman joined calls for Texas' state police chief to resign, reflecting continued anger five months after the massacre. But with more than 1 million votes already cast in Texas, Uvalde families who have been most outspoken since the May 24 attack are facing an uphill climb for bigger shakeups on Election Day, including a change in governor. Abbott, who has waved off calls to tighten Texas gun laws since the shooting, has never trailed in polls. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shootingCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Uvalde school district suspends entire police department
UVALDE, Texas — Officials with the Uvalde school district on Friday announced they were suspending the district’s entire police department and getting help from state troopers amid continued outrage over the May shooting that claimed the lives of 21 people, including 19 students, at Robb Elementary School, according to multiple reports. >> Read more trending newsTwo members of the police department were placed on administrative leave, one of whom chose instead to retire, The Associated Press reported, citing a statement from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. Crimson Elizondo was one of the first law enforcement officers to respond to the shooting at Robb Elementary School, according to CNN. “I promise you that.”News of Elizondo’s hiring sparked new criticism from parents affected by the Robb Elementary School shooting, including those who lost children in the attack, the Austin American-Statesman reported. On Thursday, school district officials confirmed that Elizondo had been fired.wftv.com
Uvalde schools suspend entire police force after outrage
School leaders also put two members of the district police department on administrative leave, one of whom chose to retire instead, according to a statement released by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. The Uvalde school district had five campus police officers on the scene of the shooting, according to a damning report from Texas lawmakers that laid out multiple breakdowns in the response. A total of nearly 400 officers responded, including school district police, the city’s police, county sheriff’s deputies, state police and U.S. Border Patrol agents, among others. The fallout Friday is the first in Uvalde's school police force since the district fired former police Chief Pete Arredondo in August. The district said it would ask the Texas Department of Public Safety, which had already assigned dozens of troopers to the district for the school year, for additional help.wftv.com
Uvalde schools fire ex-Texas trooper who was at shooting
UVALDE, Texas — (AP) — Following new outrage by Uvalde parents, school officials Thursday abruptly fired a former Texas state trooper who was on scene of the Robb Elementary School massacre and then hired by the school district after the shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. I promise you that.”Elizondo, whose profile was on the Uvalde school district's website Thursday morning, had been removed by the afternoon. The statement did not address whether Uvalde school officials knew Elizondo was on the scene of the attack or her involvement. Hours before the firing, families had gathered outside the Uvalde Independent School District’s administrative office to protest the hiring. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shootingCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Wreck involving speeding truck in Uvalde kills 2, injures 10
UVALDE, Texas — (AP) — Two people were killed and 10 others injured when a pickup truck crashed into two other vehicles in the Texas city of Uvalde, authorities said. Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez said U.S. Border Patrol agents saw the truck speeding Wednesday night on a highway outside of Uvalde and began pursuing it, San Antonio TV station KSAT reported. The police chief said the truck eventually crashed into a large tractor-trailer and another vehicle near downtown Uvalde. He said all of the dead and injured were in the pickup truck. The Texas Department of Public Safety was investigating the wreck.wftv.com
Police: 2 killed, 10 injured in three-car crash in Texas
UVALDE, TEXAS — (AP) — A road accident in Texas Wednesday evening killed two people and left 10 injured, police said. Authorities in Uvalde said the accident occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Highway 90 near the downtown area of Uvalde, KSAT-TV reported. Border Patrol agents reportedly saw a black truck speeding on the highway before crashing into an 18-wheeler and another vehicle. The dead and injured were in the passenger truck, said police, who closed the intersection while the Department of Public Safety began an investigation. Uvalde was the site of a school shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School where a gunman killed two teachers and 19 students with an AR-15-style rifle inside a fourth grade classroom.wftv.com
2 juveniles injured during shooting at Uvalde Memorial Park, police say
UVALDE, Texas — Two juveniles were injured after being shot at a memorial park for the victims of a mass shooting at a southern Texas city more than three months ago. >> Read more trending newsAccording to a Facebook post by the Uvalde Police Department, officers were called to Uvalde Memorial Park at about 5:30 p.m. CDT. The Robb Elementary School campus was closed by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in June, KXAN-TV reported. Uvalde Memorial Park is located about one mile from Robb Elementary School, KTVT reported. Uvalde PD have just confirmed shots fired at Memorial Park in Uvalde today.wftv.com
5 Texas Department of Public Safety officers to be investigated in Uvalde shooting response
UVALDE, Texas — Five Texas Department of Public Safety officers will be investigated for their response to the Robb Elementary School shooting that happened on May 24. >> Read more trending newsAccording to KSAT, the Texas Inspector General’s Office will determine if the officers violated any policies in their response to the shooting in Uvalde. DPS spokesperson Travis Considine told KSAT that the Robb Elementary School shooting is the deadliest in Texas history. >> Uvalde school board fires school police chief Pete ArredondoIt also comes a few weeks after news that the Uvalde school board fired the school police chief, Pete Arredondo, on August 24. He was the first officer to lose his job over the slow response to the deadly school shooting.wftv.com
Uvalde school year starts amid fear and unfinished security
AUSTIN, Texas — (AP) - A new and worrisome school year begins Tuesday in Uvalde. She will drop him off outside Uvalde Elementary on the first day. Despite pushing back the start of the year, Uvalde school officials said several enhanced security measures remain incomplete, including installing additional cameras and new locks. More than 100 families in Uvalde signed up for virtual school, while others pulled their kids out of the district and enrolled them in private schools. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting.wftv.com
Uvalde school year starts amid fear and unfinished security
AUSTIN, Texas — (AP) — A new and worrisome school year begins Tuesday in Uvalde. She will drop him off outside Uvalde Elementary on the first day. "I'm just nervous, scared," said Morales, whose son was a third-grader last year at Robb Elementary and lost three friends in the May 24 massacre. Despite the extra time, Uvalde school officials said several enhanced security measures remain incomplete, including installing additional cameras and new locks. ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shooting.wftv.com
Uvalde Students Go Back To School After Mass Shooting : Consider This from NPR : NPR
Students in Uvalde, Texas are going back to school for the first time since a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School back in May. But parents and kids are still worried about security in the district — and some families are opting to homeschool instead of going back in-person.NPR's Juana Summers spent a week in Uvalde speaking with families about how the community is trying to move forward — and balance education with the need to keep students safe.In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community.Email us at email@example.com
Texas governor pushes back on raising gun age after Uvalde
Greg Abbott on Wednesday pushed back on calls by Uvalde families for new gun control measures in Texas, saying that raising the minimum age to purchase weapons like the one used in the Robb Elementary School massacre would be “unconstitutional." In the wake of the tragedy, some Uvalde parents are pressuring lawmakers to raise the minimum age in Texas to purchase similar weapons to 21 years old. The ruling encouraged gun rights groups that other age-based gun bans would be overturned in courts. Sanford Levison, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, said Abbott spoke with too much certainty about lower age limits being unconstitutional. Last weekend, several Uvalde families rallied with gun rights groups in front of the Texas Capitol, calling for stricter gun measures and bringing lawmakers back to pass new restrictions.wftv.com
AP, other news outlets sue Uvalde officials for records
AUSTIN, Texas — (AP) — The Associated Press and other news organizations are suing officials in Uvalde, Texas, after months of refusal to publicly release records related to the May massacre at Robb Elementary School. The lawsuit filed Monday in Uvalde County asks a court to force the city, school district and sheriff's department to turn over 911 recordings, personnel records and other documents. Newsrooms have requested them under Texas open records laws since a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers on May 24. The Texas Attorney General's Office has also ruled that Uvalde officials cannot withhold all records. Uvalde officials, including Mayor Don McLaughlin, have previously citied ongoing investigations in their defense of the city continuing to withhold some records.wftv.com
Broken trust still felt in Uvalde as school year approaches
The first day of school in Uvalde is Sept. 6 and a big question is how many students will return. The Uvalde school district has not requested a waiver, according to the Texas Education Agency. I don’t know that I will ever be the same after this as far as law enforcement," she said. "There must be accountability at all levels in the response at Robb Elementary School." ___For more AP coverage of the Uvalde school shooting: https://apnews.com/hub/uvalde-school-shootingCopyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Uvalde school board fires school police chief Pete Arredondo
UVALDE, Texas — Pete Arredondo, the embattled school police chief in Uvalde, Texas, became the first officer to lose his job over the slow response by hundreds of heavily armed law enforcement personnel during the May mass shooting that left 21 people dead. >> Read more trending newsThe Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District made its decision to fire Arredondo three months to the day after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Last month, school district Superintendent Hal Harrell recommended the firing of Arredondo amid criticism of his response to the deadly May 24 shooting. The panel was tasked with investigating the deadliest school shooting in the state’s history. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 25 What we know about the Uvalde, Texas shooting victim.wftv.com
Uvalde school board to consider firing district police chief
UVALDE, Texas — (AP) — Uvalde's embattled school police chief on Wednesday faced becoming the first officer to lose his job over the hesitant response by hundreds of heavily armed law enforcement personnel during the May massacre at Robb Elementary School. Uvalde school officials have been under mounting pressure from victims' families and members of the community, many of whom have called for Arredondo's termination. Only one other police official at the scene, Uvalde police Lt. Mariano Pargas, is known to have been placed on leave since the shooting. Instead, campuses elsewhere in Uvalde will serve as temporary classrooms for elementary school students, not all of whom are willing to return to school in-person following the shooting. New measures to improve school safety in Uvalde include “8-foot, non-scalable perimeter fencing” at elementary, middle and high school campuses, according to the school district.wftv.com
Uvalde school shooting: $27B class action lawsuit announced for victims, survivors
UVALDE, Texas — Civil rights attorney Charles Bonner on Sunday announced a class-action lawsuit seeking accountability for the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas. >> Read more trending news“What we intend to do (is) to help serve this community, and that is to file a $27 billion civil rights lawsuit under our United States Constitution, one-of-a-kind in the whole world,” Bonner of San Francisco-based Bonner & Bonner Law told KSAT-TV. Tonight on the #NightBeat a $27B class action lawsuit announced on behalf of everyone effected by the Robb Elementary shooting. “There will be some institutional defendants as well, such as school board or such as city council or such as the City of the Uvalde,” Bonner told KSAT. Specifically, Bonner intends to sue on the basis that the victims, survivors and their families had their 14th Amendment rights violated.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Robb Elementary School principal reassigned
Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims Here's what we know about the victims. (NCD)UVALDE, Texas — The principal of a Texas elementary school where 19 students and two teachers were killed two months ago in a mass shooting has been reassigned to a position within the school district, district officials said. Uvalde CISD announced that Robb Elementary School Principal Mandy Gutierrez will be shifting positions, changing her title to Assistant Director of Special Education. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 11 Photos: Texas school shooting victims remembered at Uvalde vigil Esmeralda Bravo, 63, sheds tears while holding a photo of her granddaughter, Nevaeh, one of the Robb Elementary School shooting victims, during a prayer vigil in Uvalde, Texas, Wednesday, May 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 13 Alexandria Aniyah “Lexi” Rubio (ABC News)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 25 Texas School Shooting The Archbishop of San Antonio, Gustavo Garcia-Siller, comforts families outside of the Civic Center following a deadly school shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday, May 24, 2022.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Robb Elementary School principal reinstated
Texas school shooting: What we know about the victims Here's what we know about the victims. (NCD)UVALDE, Texas — The principal of a Texas elementary school where 19 students and two teachers were killed two months ago in a mass shooting has been reinstated after a three-day administrative leave of absence, district officials said. >> Read more trending newsMandy Gutierrez, the principal of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, received a letter from Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell on Thursday, KSAT-TV reported. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 25 What we know about the Uvalde, Texas shooting victim. Her and her brother both attended Robb Elementary School.wftv.com
Gun manufacturer blames 'erosion of personal responsibility’ for mass shootings
According to an investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, major gun manufacturers have made over $1 billion in the last decade selling military-style assault weapons. Smith & Wesson CEO Mark Smith was also invited to testify, but did not attend. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., chair of the oversight committee, asked Daniel if he felt any personal responsibility for manufacturing and marketing the gun used by the gunman in Uvalde. The oversight committee also invited Mark P. Smith, president and CEO of Smith & Wesson, to testify before the panel Wednesday. Wednesday’s hearing also examined the efforts of gun manufacturers to market assault weapons to young men, like those who carried out the mass shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde and Highland Park.wftv.com
Texas school shooting: Uvalde school principal placed on leave
Uvalde school shooting: What you need to know The gunman, identified as 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, was killed by law enforcement officers. (NCD)UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde School District placed the Robb Elementary School principal on paid administrative leave on Monday, according to the Associated Press. >> Read more trending newsRobb Elementary School Principal Mandy Gutierrez’s attorney Ricardo Cedillo told the AP that she was placed on a paid administrative leave by the Uvalde school superintendent Hal Harrell on Monday. Gutierrez was principal at Robb Elementary School the day a gunman went into the school and killed 21 people — Two teachers and 19 students. >> Texas school shooting: Report on Uvalde shooting details ‘systemic failures’The AP said that Gutierrez’s attorney didn’t provide any additional information or comment.wftv.com
Frequent lockdowns may have contributed to Uvalde tragedy
Nearly two months after a deadly shooting a Texas elementary school, a Texas House of Representatives committee report found that nearly 400 officers from local, state and federal agencies responded to the 77-minute rampage in which 19 kids and two teachers died.
Uvalde’s new anguish: Video shows police waiting in school
Surveillance footage captured the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting enter the building with an AR-15 style rifle and later shows officers in body armor milling in the hallway outside the fourth-grade classrooms where 19 children and two teachers were killed.
Report: Police in Uvalde had rifles earlier than known
Documents examined by the Austin American-Statesman and KVUE-TV show armed police officers stood in a Uvalde elementary school hallway with at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the school, where he killed 21 people, 19 of them children.
Uvalde school where shooting happened has deep roots in city
As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to making sure the school’s legacy as the place that was at the heart of a fight for the equal education of Mexican Americans over half a century ago is carried on.
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meeting
The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before ordering law enforcement to confront and kill the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a Uvalde City Council meeting, despite being newly elected to the panel.
Orange County Public Schools look at security policies in wake of Texas school shooting
The school board for Orange County Public Schools held a workshop Tuesday to discuss their safety program and, in the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, board members had a lot of questions regarding their policies.