Uvalde to Discuss Chief Arredondo’s Termination Next Week

The assigned on-site commander during the Uvalde, Texas, mass school shooting is facing termination next Wednesday, Aug. 24 at a special board meeting that has been rescheduled and twice delayed to ensure due process, according to reports.

The firing of Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCIS) Police Chief Pete Arredondo is on the table. He was placed on leave June 22 and reportedly did not believe he was on the on-site commander during the Robb Elementary School mass casualty event where 19 children and two teachers were gunned down, The Texas Tribune reported Tuesday.

UCIS, under pressure to fire Arredondo, is reportedly bringing in outside attorneys to assist before the hearing.

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