DPS director refuses Uvalde families’ call for resignation but says shooting should’ve been stopped within minutes
The head of the Department of Public Safety told the families of the Uvalde shooting victims that first responders were “wrong” in their delay to breach the classroom where a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.
One of first DPS troopers to arrive at scene of Uvalde school shooting being fired, source tells ABC News
One of the first Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to arrive at the scene of the Uvalde school mass shooting is being fired by the Texas Department of Public Safety, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter told ABC News.
Ex-Trooper burned through leave time, started at UCISD PD a day after resigning from DPS
A Texas state trooper hired then later fired by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department worked sparingly in the weeks before leaving the state agency and started her new position a day after formally resigning, timecard records obtained by KSAT Investigates show.
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. Uvalde families have said students in the district are not safe so long as officers who waited so long to confront and kill the gunman remain on the job. 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.myrgv.com
‘We did it! And we are going home!’: Uvalde parent who protested at district office for 12 days celebrates
A group of parents and relatives of victims in the Robb elementary shooting who stood defiant outside district headquarters for 12 days, demanding action over officers’ response to the massacre, finally received the news they waited for.
Uvalde schools fire ex-Texas trooper who was at shooting
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New outrage ripped through Uvalde on Thursday over revelations that a school police officer hired after the Robb Elementary massacre was not only on campus during the May attack a[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Lexi Rubio’s parents say ex-trooper fired by Uvalde CISD was working at their son’s campus
The parents of Alexandra “Lexi” Rubio, a victim of the Robb Elementary shooting in Uvalde, said in an interview with ABC News on Thursday that a now-former officer and Texas Dept. of Public Safety trooper had been working at their son’s campus before she was fired by the school district.
Uvalde CISD hired former DPS trooper knowing she was under investigation, letter shows
New documents released by the Texas Department of Public Safety reveal that Uvalde CISD police officials knew the officer they hired, who previously worked as a trooper and responded to the May 24 massacre, was under investigation.
State Sen. Gutierrez, Uvalde parents call for DPS director to resign after ex-trooper hired by district
The head of the state’s top law enforcement agency is being asked to resign after one of his troopers under investigation for her response to the May 24 shooting was later hired by the Uvalde CISD.
Uvalde parents protest after school district hires ex-DPS trooper under investigation for massacre response
Parents and relatives of victims in the Robb Elementary School shooting are protesting on Thursday morning after the Uvalde CISD police force hired a former Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who was under investigation for her response to the attack.