Almost one month after an lively shooter took 19 lives at Robb Elementary, the mayor of Uvalde, Texas has revealed that the varsity might be demolished. Whereas there isn’t any definitive timeframe for the demolition, Mayor Don McLaughlin confirmed that the varsity will quickly be no extra.
My understanding–I had a dialogue with the superintendent–that college might be demolished. You’ll be able to by no means ask a toddler to return or a trainer to return into that college ever.”
Following the unlucky passing of the Uvalde college students, authorities grew to become important of the native police’s response to the capturing. Division of Public Security Director Steve McCraw addressed a Texas Senate committee to discuss the response, stating that officers mustn’t have hesitated to cease the 18-year-old gunman.
The officers had weapons; the kids had none. The officers had physique armor; the kids had none. The officers had coaching; the topic had none. One hour, 14 minutes and eight seconds. That’s how lengthy kids waited, and the lecturers waited, in Room 111 to be rescued.”
McCraw cited the Uvalde Consolidated Impartial Faculty District Police Chief Pete Arredondo because the blame for the extent of the tragedy, stating that he put the lives of his officers earlier than the lives of the Robb college students.
The one factor stopping a hallway of devoted officers from (getting into rooms) 111 and 112 was the on-scene commander who determined to position the lives of officers earlier than the lives of kids. I don’t imply to be hyper-critical of the on-scene commander. However these are the details. This set our occupation again a decade.”
McCraw additionally expressed frustration with the pace at which metropolis officers have been getting updates in regards to the capturing investigation. In accordance with NBC Information, the Texas Rangers, an company with the Texas Division of Public Security is main the investigation.
I’m very annoyed with the way in which they’re dealing with it. Very annoyed as a result of, like I stated, we’re not getting any info.”
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