By Ophelia Garrett
The Uvalde school board voted unanimously on Wednesday night to fire police chief Pete Arredondo, effective immediately over the disastrous response during the shooting at Robb Elementary earlier this year, resulting in the tragic deaths of 19 children.
According to Breitbart, the firing of the Texas police chief comes days after a San Francisco Bay Area law firm served notice on district officials and others of an impending $27 billion lawsuit.
The notice cites failures of the school district that could have prevented the attack on the elementary school. School district officials failed to follow their own security policies and ignored maintenance requests to address a broken locking mechanism on the classroom door in question.
The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Board of Trustees fired Arredondo at the end of a nine-minute hearing, and deliberation lasted only a little over an hour. The disgraced police chief Pete Arredondo refused to attend, claiming he was “scared for his safety.”
Instead, his attorney issued a statement in his name. “Chief Arredondo will not participate in his own illegal and unconstitutional public lynching and respectfully requests the Board immediately reinstate him, with all backpay and benefits and close the complaint as unfounded.”
The Texas House of Representatives detailed failures by district officials and law enforcement. The report noted “systematic failures and egregiously poor decision making” that contributed to the deaths of 21 on May 24, Breitbart Texas reported.
“It will not bring back 19 10-or 9-year-old children, it will not bring (back) the two teachers. But it will address this tragedy.”-- Attorney Charles Bonner