Uvalde protestors hold vigil, demand that school district suspend officers
Brett Cross launched the protest Sept. 27, joined by other Uvalde families who say the school district hasn’t held five of its officers accountable for their part in law enforcement’s delayed action during the May 24 shooting.
Media outlets file suit over Robb-related documents
Months after the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting, the Texas Tribune and 16 other media outlets are suing the city of Uvalde, Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, and Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District seeking the release of information including 911 call logs and an investigative file for an alleged school-shooting plot in 2018. The suit,uvaldeleadernews.com
Cazares announces write-in candidacy
Javier Jacinto Cazares, a 43-year-old Uvalde resident who lost his daughter as a result of the May 24, 2022, mass shooting at Robb Elementary School, has filed as a write-in candidate for Pct. 2 Uvalde County Commissioner. Javier Jacinto Cazares Cazares has been self-employed for a year, having opened Glasstech, an automotive/residential/commercial glass service company,uvaldeleadernews.com
DPS director apologizes for Robb Elementary shooting response, says Uvalde will soon be ‘safest city in Texas’
The director of the state’s top law enforcement agency is apologizing on behalf of law enforcement for the botched response to the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde that claimed 21 lives just over three months ago.
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
‘A little more nervous than normal’: Parents, students prepare for first day of school in Uvalde
Students and their parents came to Uvalde Elementary for their meet the teacher night, many of these students attended Robb Elementary last year. There are some fears and hesitation with the school year around the corner.
KSAT, other outlets sue City of Uvalde, sheriff, school district for Robb Elementary school massacre records
KSAT 12 and more than a dozen media organizations have filed a lawsuit against the City of Uvalde, the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District seeking access to records related to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Families win one in search of justice
There never was going to be a different outcome for Pete Arredondo. His fate was sealed the moment an 18-year-old walked unimpeded into Robb Elementary School armed with an AR-15 and murdered 19 fourth-graders and two of their beloved teachers. Arredondo was the school district chief of police. His sole job was to protect theuvaldeleadernews.com
Broken trust still felt in Uvalde as school year approaches
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Even though Uvalde's school police chief is now gone, Mario Jimenez doesn't feel any safer about sending his 10-year-old son back to class for the first time since his teacher was[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Cross-country meet and Remembrance Run set Saturday
The 2022 Uvalde High School Invitational cross-country meet is scheduled for Saturday morning. Topping off the meet will be a special community run in remembrance for the students and teachers, killed and wounded at Robb Elementary School on May 24. The run will get underway at 10 a.m. at the Uvalde High School practice complexuvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde school district and a litany of law enforcement agencies could face $27 billion class-action lawsuit over shooting
A lawyer for shooting victims is seeking compensation for victims and families, citing the Texas House committee’s investigative report that found “systemic failures” in response to the tragedy.
Application period nears for victims’ fund
MickeyGerdes Those in need of funds before the mid-November distribution of over $16 million gathered to assist victims and their families after the Robb Elementary School shooting will be able to apply for advances in about three weeks. Jeffrey Dion, executive director of the National Compassion Fund, said administration fees are not being charged touvaldeleadernews.com
Houston Astros host Uvaldeans today
The Houston Astros will host Uvalde Strong Day today at Minute Maid Park. Many Uvalde residents have been issued free tickets and transportation for today’s game between the Astros and the Oakland Athletics. A pre-game ceremony and ceremonial first pitch will honor Uvalde as the Astros organization shows their support for the community following theuvaldeleadernews.com
More than 30 DPS officers will patrol Uvalde CISD campuses in new school year, Gov. Abbott says
More than 30 Department of Public Safety officers will patrol the campuses of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District as students and teachers head back to class in the wake of the school shooting.
Texas state police can keep Uvalde records secret for now, judge rules
The ruling sidestepped the question of whether the state police can withhold records concerning their response to the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School. The judge concluded that state Sen. Roland Gutierrez had not properly filed his request under Texas’ public records law.
Uvalde residents call for 5 officers to be placed on leave, say inactions ‘directly resulted in further loss of life’
Families and supporters of the Robb Elementary School shooting victims called out five Uvalde officers to be placed on administrative leave as community members engaged in a heated discussion with the City Council on Tuesday.
Locals asking Oasis Outback to halt some gun sales
Dr. RoyGuerrero More than 1,200 people have signed an online petition urging Oasis Outback LLC to halt the sale of any semi-automatic rifles and ammunition after the May 24 Robb Elementary School shooting that resulted in 21 deaths. The 18-year-old gunman legally obtained two assault-style rifles, including the Daniel Defense gun he used at theuvaldeleadernews.com
KSAT, other media organizations sue Texas DPS for Uvalde school massacre records
KSAT 12 and more than a dozen media organizations on Monday filed a lawsuit in state district court in Austin asking a judge to order the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to release records regarding the law enforcement response to the May 24 massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
County plans sheriff’s office investigation
Uvalde County Commissioners voted July 25 to start the search for an independent investigator to examine policies and procedures of the Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office, part of the nearly 400 officers who responded to the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Commissioner John Yeackle, who requested the matter be placed on the court’suvaldeleadernews.com
Uvalde principal placed on leave pushes back against investigation’s findings about school security
In a letter to the Texas House committee investigating the state’s deadliest school shooting, Robb Elementary principal Mandy Gutierrez says school leaders weren’t complacent about security.sacurrent.com
In Uvalde, closeness complicates accountability for shooting
UVALDE (AP) — After the massacre at Uvalde’s Robb Elementary School in May, Jesse Rizo was worried about his old friend, police chief Pete Arredondo.Blame for the botched police response was being dir[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Meeting over Uvalde school police chief's future canceled
Uvalde school officials on Friday canceled a meeting to decide the future of embattled district Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who was facing the possibility of becoming the first officer to be fired over the slow law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School massacre. Arredondo's job was set to be discussed in an abruptly called school board meeting that was scheduled for Saturday. The reversal comes just two days after Uvalde's superintendent moved to fire Arredondo amid mounting public pressure and growing impatience in South Texas for accountability after police body camera footage and a damning new report revealed how officers waited in the school hallway for more than 70 minutes instead of confronting the gunman inside a fourth-grade classroom.news.yahoo.com
Texas House members, mayor speak to Robb families
Law enforcement should have acted with urgency to stop the killing – and school officials had fallen into a false sense of security – Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock, told members of the press and families of those shot at Robb Elementary School on July 17. Burrows spoke of “multiple systemic failures” and said there wasuvaldeleadernews.com