A Uvalde mother who was handcuffed as she tried to run by police outside Robb Elementary School, but eventually got free and rescued her kids, is now being harassed by police after speaking out about the ordeal, her lawyer said this week.
The legislation will toughen background checks for the youngest gun buyers, keep firearms from more domestic violence offenders and help states put in place red flag laws that make it easier for authorities to take weapons from people judged to be dangerous.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw ripped into the Uvalde school police chief's handling of last month's shooting at Robb Elementary School and said that some officers wanted to approach the gunman earlier, including a school district police officer whose wife was killed in the massacre.
The Uvalde school shooting timeline shows it took 74 minutes from when police went into the school to the time they confronted and killed the gunman. Throughout that time, unknown officers are reported rejecting DPS Special Agents' calls to go into the classroom, saying, "Don't you think we should have a supervisor approve that?"
When Superintendent Hal Harrell was asked if he still trusts the school district’s police chief, Pete Arredondo, he said, “that’s personnel.”
Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who is newly elected to the panel, has been criticized for the law enforcement response during the mass shooting.
In a joint letter, the lawyers asked officials with Daniel Defense, the gun manufacturer, to preserve evidence including marketing plans, social media campaigns and advertising.
Uvalde School District Police Chief Pete Arrendondo was without a radio while he was in charge of the Robb Elementary School mass shooting response, a state senator said.
AT&T and the AT&T Foundation also are contributing $50,000 to the OneStar Foundation to support the Robb School Memorial Fund.
The father of a Uvalde, Texas, school shooting victim is currently in federal prison for a drug trafficking offense and had asked for a temporary release to attend the 10-year-old’s funeral.
The House Judiciary Committee has advanced legislation that would raise the age limit for purchasing a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.
The speech follows recent mass shootings in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York.
The blame for an excruciating delay in killing the gunman at a Texas elementary school -- even as parents outside begged police to rush in and panicked children called 911 from inside -- has been placed with the school district's homegrown police chief.
Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde school district police chief, has reportedly not responded to Texas Rangers in two days for a follow-up interview
The Robb Elementary School teacher who propped open an exterior door that law enforcement said a gunman used to get inside and kill 19 students and two teachers had closed the door but it did not lock, state police said Tuesday.
It should have been the first day of a joyous week for Robb Elementary School students in Uvalde, Texas — the start of summer break.
The president hinted Monday that there may be some bipartisan support to tighten restrictions on the kind of high-powered weapons used by the gunman in the Uvalde school shooting.
“Mayors rarely think about how they’d respond to a mass shooting until it happens ... This isn’t something you can learn by participating in an active shooter drill."
The Justice Department will conduct a review of the law enforcement response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week and make findings public.
The visit to Uvalde is President Biden’s second trip in less than two weeks to comfort a community in mourning after a mass shooting.