Suspended the chief of police said of the school district of Uvalde who was in charge of the business when gunman stormed Rob Elementary School and killed 19 children and two teachers, became known yesterday Wednesday.
According to the Athenian News Agency, the announcement was made a day after strong criticism of Texas Public Safety Director Steven McGraw for police reactionwhich he described as “completely failed”.
Pete Arendo was in charge of her business police on May 24 when an 18-year-old armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon killed 19 elementary school studentsaged 9 to 11, and two teachers.
Nineteen police officers waited for more than one hour on the treadmill outside rooms 111 and 112 before a group finally enters and kill the perpetrator.
“We know one thing: there is indisputable evidence that the reaction of the security forces to the attack on Rob Elementary School was a complete failure and contrary to what we have learned in the last two decades since the Columbine massacre in 1999,” McGraw said.
According to police practice, law enforcement forces must immediately confront perpetrators who invade schools, even if that meanswhat will endanger the lives of police officers.
McGraw stressed that Arendo received “horrible decideς »that cost precious lives.
«The police had weapons, not the children. The police had bulletproof vests, not the children. “The police are trained, not the perpetrator,” he added.
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From his side 49-year-old Arendo defended his actions in an interview given to the Texas Tribune newspaper which published June 9thexplaining that his main concern was to be saved the lives of as many as possible teachers and students it was possible. But he added that the policei could not find the key to unlock the door instead 77 minutes after the massacre began.
McGraw answered on Tuesday in this allegation by submitting to a committee of the Texas Senate that the door was unlocked and that there is no evidence that the police checked if it was open while their colleagues were looking for the key.
Moreover, yesterday the Mayor of Uvalde announced that the primary school will be “demolished”. “One can never ask a child or a teacher to return to this school,” said Don McLaughlin.
Source: News Beast