Uvalde school shooting: police chief sacked for failure to respond
Pete Arrendondo, a police chief, who was accused of botching the response to the fatal shooting of 19 school kids and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, has been fired.
The local school board voted unanimously to sack Arredondo.
His lawyers said in a written statement that he had been unaware anyone was inside the classrooms with the shooter.
The attack was the deadliest US school shooting in nearly a decade.
Many parents and relatives have expressed anger at the police response and there has been growing pressure for law enforcement to be held accountable.
The chief has shouldered much of the blame for the officers’ 77-minute delay in confronting the teenage gunman. The chief is the first officer to be dismissed.