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Uvalde school district suspends entire police force amid mass shooting investigation



WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The school district in Uvalde, Texas, announced Friday that it was suspending its entire police force in light of their response to a mass shooting in May that left 19 schoolchildren dead. children and two teachers.

“As a result of recent developments, Lt. Miguel Hernandez and Ken Mueller have been placed on administrative leave, and the district has made the decision to suspend all CISD Uvalde Police Department operations for a period of time,” said said the school district. said in a statement. “Officers currently employed will fill other roles in the district. Ken Mueller has elected to retire.”

The school district is currently investigating the UCISD police response to the school that took place on May 24, when a gunman entered Robb Elementary and killed 19 children and two teachers with a semi-gun. -automatique.

Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo, second from left, stands during a news conference outside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, May 26 2022. The Uvalde School District Police Chief resigned from his city council position just weeks after being sworn in following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting in the city. Robb Elementary School that killed 19 students and two teachers.  - Sputnik International, 1920, 26.08.2022

After months of waiting, the police chief of the Uvalde school has been fired

The actions of the police at the time of the incident were heavily criticized by the public and the media for the fact that the officers waited for reinforcements for more than an hour and did not enter the classroom where a young man shot children and teachers with an assault rifle.

The statement said the school district has asked Texas state law enforcement to provide officers for campus and other school-related activities.

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