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.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has announced that police chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on administrative leave.
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?"
The police commander made the comments while giving testimony during a committee hearing on the deadly school shooting that left 2 teachers and 19 children dead.
The information is to be presented to a public Texas Senate hearing in Austin on Tuesday. Investigators say the latest information indicates officers had more than enough firepower and protection to take down the gunman long before they finally did, the outlets reported.
Multiple police officers stood in a hallway at Robb Elementary School armed with rifles and at least one ballistic shield within 19 minutes of a gunman arriving at the campus, according to documents reviewed by the Austin American-Statesman, a devastating new revelation deepening questions about why police didn’t act faster to stop the shooter who killed 19 children and two teachers last month.
Three elementary students, who tragically lost their lives during a massacre in Uvalde, Texas were honored during a baseball game over the weekend.
Two Uvalde city police officers passed up a fleeting chance to shoot a gunman outside Robb Elementary School before he went on to kill 21 people inside the school, a senior sheriff's deputy told The New York Times.
Motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York, protestors say lawmakers must take note of shifting public opinion and finally enact sweeping reforms.
In his first extensive comments, Pete Arredondo, the police chief of the Uvalde school district, speaks about the response to the deadly mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
When Superintendent Hal Harrell was asked if he still trusts the school district’s police chief, Pete Arredondo, he said, “that’s personnel.”
Families of victims and survivors of the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York and Uvalde, Texas appeared before a U.S. House committee Wednesday in an effort to share the human impact of gun violence and the urgency for lawmakers to enact gun control legislation.
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.
Actor Matthew McConaughey pushed for stricter background checks and raising the minimum age to purchase an AR-15 rifle during Tuesday's White House press briefing. "Now is this a cure-all? Hell no, but people are hurting."
Casa Grande police officials say they have arrested a resident in the city for allegedly making terrorist threats. They say the man had praised the Uvalde, Texas school shooting.
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.