Uvalde Schools Police Chief Speaks Out About Questions Surrounding Texas School Shooting

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Currents News Staff

Harrowing details of survival and questions comes days after a gunman entered the Robb Elementary School and opened fire inside two adjoining classrooms, killing 19 children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas. Contradictions and shifting narratives continue to emerge about law enforcement’s response.

Pedro Arredondo, the Uvalde Schools Police Chief who led the flawed law enforcement response was seen for the first time.

According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Arredondo has not responded to a request for a follow-up interview with the Texas Rangers. Arredondo will only say they are talking. 

“I’ve been on the phone with them every day,” Arredondo said.

DPS is now saying that the door the shooter used to enter the school was closed, but not locked. That’s a change from last week, when the Department first said the door had been propped open by a teacher. 

While victims and survivors demand answers, families mourn.

“I believe that Alithia would want us to be strong,” said Ryan Ramirez, father of Alithia Ramirez, “and that she’s in a better place.”

Funeral services will be held Wednesday for 10-year old Jose Flores Jr., Irma Garcia, one of the teachers who was killed and her husband, who died from a heart attack days later.

Visitation and rosary services will be held for Nevaeh Bravo, Jayce Luevanos and Jailah Nicole Silguero. All of them were only 10 years old.