U.S. Justice Department
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Former Uvalde schools police chief charged with child endangerment in connection with deadly 2022 shooting

June 28, 2024
The indictment says Pete Arredondo's failures in responding to the active shooter at Robb Elementary School in 2022 amounted to "criminal negligence."

“Mr. Gonzales’ position is he did not violate school district policy or state law,” said Nico LaHood, the former district attorney for Bexar County, which includes San Antonio.

The indictment against Arredondo accused the chief of delaying the police response despite hearing shots fired and being notified that injured children were in the classrooms and that a teacher had been shot. 

Arredondo’s actions and inactions amounted to “criminal negligence,” the indictment said.

About the Author

Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy has been writing about education for American School & University since 1999. He also has reported on schools and other topics for The Chicago Tribune, The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times and City News Bureau of Chicago. He is a graduate of Michigan State University.

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