Tag Archives: Uvalde

Uvalde Families Sue FedEx, UPS For Shipping AR-15

The Texas Tribune reports: Families of survivors of the Robb Elementary School shooting are suing the package shipping companies UPS and FedEx for allegedly violating state and federal law and their own corporate safety standards. On the day of the shooting, the gunman was armed with a weapon ordered online and shipped to Oasis Firearms in Uvalde where it was …

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Uvalde Families Sue AR-15 Maker, Meta, And Activision

CBS News reports: Exactly two years after the Uvalde school massacre, families of victims Friday filed multiple lawsuits against social media giant Meta, Activision — the maker of the popular video game “Call of Duty” — and Daniel Defense, the manufacturer of the AR-15 which the teen gunman used in the shooting. The lawsuits come just two days after the …

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Grand Jury To Consider Charges For Uvalde Police

The Uvalde News-Leader reports: A jury has been convened in Uvalde to determine if law enforcement officers will face criminal charges related to the attack at Robb Elementary School. On Friday, Jan. 19, a dozen people were selected to serve on a special grand jury that is expected to spend at least six months studying the May 24, 2022, Robb …

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DOJ Report Blasts Police “Failures” In Uvalde Shooting

The Texas Tribune reports: The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday released a withering report into the hundreds of Texas law enforcement officers’ fumbled response to the 2022 Robb Elementary School shooting, finding “cascading failures of leadership, decision-making, tactics, policy and training.” The long-anticipated 575-page report detailed the many failures of the May 24, 2022 response, but concluded the most significant …

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Uvalde Survivors File $27 Billion Class-Action Lawsuit

NPR reports: Survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, filed a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against the city, the school district, multiple law enforcement agencies and individual officers present that day, court documents show. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Austin, lists the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s police department, the Uvalde Police Department, …

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Uvalde School District Suspends Entire Police Force

ABC News reports: The Uvalde, Texas, school district — still facing withering criticism over its police department’s failings both during the May 24 elementary school massacre and since — announced the suspension of the entire district police force on Friday. The district said it’s requested more Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to be stationed on campuses and at extra-curricular …

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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief Pete Arredondo

NBC News reports: Uvalde schools police chief Pete Arredondo was fired Wednesday by the Texas city’s school board. The board voted unanimously to oust the embattled chief after a recommendation from the school district superintendent. Arredondo’s removal caps three months of outrage over the botched law enforcement response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School, which killed 19 children and …

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Uvalde Killer Had Been Nicknamed “School Shooter”

The Associated Press reports: The Uvalde, Texas, gunman gave off so many warning signs that he was obsessed with violence and notoriety in the months leading up to the attack that teens who knew him began calling him “school shooter.” A state investigative report that highlighted law enforcement’s bungled response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School has also …

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Uvalde Police Chief Resigns From City Council Position

CNN reports: Uvalde school district police chief Pedro “Pete” Arredondo has resigned his separate position on the Uvalde city council in the wake of the massacre at Robb Elementary School in May, according to a statement attributed to him in Saturday’s Uvalde Leader-News. “After much consideration, I regret to inform those who voted for me that I have decided to …

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Texas Calls Uvalde Police Response “An Abject Failure”

Axios reports: Law enforcement’s response to the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting was “an abject failure and antithetical to everything we’ve learned over the last two decades since the Columbine massacre,” Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, said at a state Senate hearing Tuesday. “Three minutes after the subject entered the west building, there was a …

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Uvalde Police Never Tried To Open Classroom Door

The Daily Beast reports: Police officers responding to last month’s mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school never even tried to open the door to the classroom where young children were trapped with the gunman, according to a new report. A law enforcement source cited by the San Antonio Express-News on Saturday said surveillance footage revealed no attempts by …

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Uvalde Elementary School To Shutter Permanently

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: No students or staff will be returning to Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, the site of a tragic massacre last month, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell reaffirmed Friday. “We’re not going back to that campus,” Harrell said during a special meeting of the board of trustees, and added he expects to …

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REPORT: Uvalde Employee Didn’t Leave Door Open

The San Antonio Express reports: An employee at Robb Elementary School had propped open a door to carry food from a car to the classroom last Tuesday, but closed it shut after realizing that a gunman was loose and heading toward the school, her San Antonio lawyer said. Don Flanary said the school employee, who is not being identified out …

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REPORT: Feds Plan To Raze And Rebuild Uvalde School

San Antonio’s ABC News reports: The federal government may tear down Robb Elementary in Uvalde and build another campus, state Sen. Roland Gutierrez said Sunday. In an interview with KSAT 12 anchor Steve Spriester, the Democratic senator, who represents Uvalde, said that President Biden told him that “we’re going to look to raze that school and build a new one.” …

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Bidens Place Flowers At Uvalde Elementary School

The Washington Post reports: President Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrived in this small city of 16,000 on Sunday, as immense grief weighed on the residents, families and officials trying to come to terms with another senseless mass shooting in America.  The visit is the second by the president in less than two weeks to the epicenter of a …

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Questions Arise About Uvalde Police Response [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Desperate parents gathered outside Robb Elementary School and implored police to storm the Texas school as Tuesday’s massacre was unfolding, with some fathers having to be restrained, videos that surfaced on Thursday showed. The videos – along with initial accounts of the shooting timeline from authorities – suggest up to an hour passed between the beginning of the …

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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Sings For Texas Victims [VIDEO]

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: The last week of classes at Robb Elementary School ended in terror when a gunman opened fire, killing 21 people on Tuesday. Instead of making summer plans, the families of 19 school children and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde are making funeral plans. Their young, innocent lives were ended by an 18-year-old …

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