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Uvalde’s school district police chief is under fire for refusing to let his officers engage the active shooter at Robb Elementary School, after the gunman barricaded himself in a classroom as kids cowered inside and called 911.

During a bombshell presser Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety head Steven McCraw slammed Chief Pete Arredondo for failing to engage 18-year-old Salvador Ramos, mistakenly believing the teen had finished his killing spree and was hiding out from cops.

The article goes on to state the following:

Arredondo, 50, [has] become the focus of backlash from parents wondering if their children could have been saved.


Thr Daily Mail published the following information about Arredondo, reporting that he:

  • was born in Uvalde
  • was elected to city council just days before the massacre
  • has had an unremarkable career as a cop
  • started his law enforcement career as a 911 dispatcher for Uvalde’s town police department in 1993
  • worked his way up to eventually assume the role of assistant police chief at the department in 2010
  • worked various roles at Webb County Sheriff’s Office in Laredo
  • moved to the city’s school district police force, United ISD, which is comprised of 88 sworn peace officers
  • was offered the position of school district police chief in his native Uvalde [in March].

During a press briefing Friday, McCraw revealed that 911 calls had been made by students who were trapped in the classroom with Ramos

Meanwhile, Arredondo and his men thought it was a barricade situation and they stayed out of the room for more than an hour.

“With the benefit of hindsight, from where I’m sitting now, of course it was not the right decision,” McCraw said (emphasis added). “It was the wrong decision, period.”

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13 COMMENTS

  1. Did you all watch the interview with the police chief? He was doing something weird with his mouth, almost like that psychiatrist that was testifying against Johnny Depp. Maybe drugs.

  2. Do you really think this is a conspiracy?!? In every emergency, we always look back and sometimes wish we had done something different. We play the “blame game” too much instead of coming together as a community. Does anyone seriously believe this guy thought “yeah, let’s just wait and see what happens” — how does anyone know exactly what info he was being given??
    Quit with all of the blaming and look to see how to better ourselves, how to help these families.

    • I was thinking the same. What information was given to him. Who have that info.

      But we know he probably will have to resign. Or he will be forced to.

    • Except he admitted to “waiting and seeing what happens.” And also admitted it was the wrong decision. The real question is why was somebody with such an underwhelming resume calling the shots that day?

  3. All school Shootings… Protocol is to go straight in for the target because hes just there to kill there is no negotiating with these shooters!!!.. Him being the police chief of the school district and not knowing the protocols.. Something’s wrong here

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