A series of miscommunications from nearly 400 members of law enforcement led to long wait times for those stuck inside Robb Elementary School, where 19 students and two teachers died.
The officer becomes the first member of the state police force to lose their job in the fallout over the hesitant response to the May school attack that killed 19 children and two teachers.
The Texas school district said it's suspending its police department, citing "recent developments." An investigation is looking into the police response to the Robb Elementary shooting in May.
Texas State Rep. Joe Moody, who helped write the report on the shooting, says he hopes the investigation helps lawmakers improve policy going forward — particularly when it comes to gun control.
The investigative committee found law enforcement's response to the massacre involved little coordination and no leadership. School faculty, meanwhile, failed to uphold existing safeguards.
Mayor Don McLaughlin disputed a new report that alleges missed chances to quickly end the deadly May 24 attack at a Texas elementary school.
Texas state Sen. Roland Gutierrez and Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin say they've received complaints about the Uvalde Together Resiliency Center.
Some of the 21 victims at Robb Elementary School possibly could have been saved had they received medical attention sooner while police waited before breaching the classroom, the report says.
The school will be demolished so "students and staff will not have to return to the building at the site of the tragedy," the district said.
School officials praised the students for their strength and resilience through three COVID-19 pandemic years, three changes of principals and then the May 14 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.