Uvalde, Texas, school board fires district chief of police in wake of May shooting

By Thomson Reuters Aug 24, 2022 | 7:25 PM

(Reuters) – The school board in Uvalde, Texas, voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to fire the school district’s embattled police chief for his much-criticized handling of the shooting rampage that killed 19 children and two teachers in the city three months ago.

Lawyers for the fired chief, Pete Arredondo, said in a written statement that the school district had not carried out any type of investigation that should have led to his dismissal.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks in Lubbock, Texas; Editing by Sandra Maler)