Uvalde police chief placed on leave amid outrage over shooter inaction

Wednesday - 22/06/2022 22:23
Pete Arredondo is blamed for police waiting 77 mins before intervening as 19 children and two teachers were killed
A memorial at Robb elementary school created to honor the victims killed in the shooting. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP
A memorial at Robb elementary school created to honor the victims killed in the shooting. Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

The police chief for the Texas elementary school where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers has been placed on administrative leave amid outrage that officers did not intervene sooner to stop the shooter.

Under the command of Pete Arredondo, the police chief for the Uvalde school district, officers held back for about an hour and 15 min outside the classrooms where an 18-year-old with an AR-15 had opened fire on children and teachers, according to the Texas state police.

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