The district reported that leader Pedro “Pete” Arredondo took unpaid administrative leave on June 22. Separately, Arredondo resigned from his position on Uvalde City Council in early July, according to a letter of resignation he sent to the city.
“It will be rescheduled in the very near future,” Harrell said in the video.
Arredondo came under fire from both state officials and the public for his behavior during the Robb Elementary School massacre, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed.
The responding authorities arriving at the school waited more than an hour at the school before confronting the gunman and killing him – a move that some law enforcement experts say costed lives.
Harrell reiterated that the private meeting was called off after Arredondo’s attorney gave notice to the school board of his due process rights under school board policy.
“In accordance with the requirements of due process, and at the request of his attorney, a meeting will be held to consider the termination of President Arredondo at a later date to be determined,” the written statement from Uvald Independent Unified School reads. distracts.
The Uvalde CISD Board of Directors is scheduled to hold a regular meeting of the Board of Directors on July 25 at 6:30 pm Cairo time. The email that Harrell sent to parents and obtained by CNN included four agenda items — such as the development of a new elementary school and an updated 2022-2023 calendar — but did not mention Arredondo’s employment.
The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Colonel Stephen Macro, described law enforcement’s response to the attack as “a fiasco,” adding that the only thing stopping officers from entering the rooms where the gunman was “was the commander on site, who decided to put the officers’ lives in place.” on children’s lives.”
State authorities have identified Arredondo as that commander, but he said he does not consider himself to be the leader of the incident.
An initial report released Sunday by a Texas House of Representatives investigative committee identified a series of failures by several law enforcement agencies and blamed more broadly.
In that report, Arredondo said his approach was to “respond like a police officer.”
“I didn’t title myself. But as soon as I got there and took the fire, at that time I realized we needed some stuff. We have to get in that door. We need an extractor. We need these keys…as far as I’m talking about the driving part.” ..the people who entered, there was a large group of them outside the door. I have no idea who they were and how they got in or anything – they didn’t give me that direction,” the chief said in the report.
CNN’s Andy Rose contributed to this report.
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