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Uvalde school district police chief sworn in as city council member a week after mass shooting

Source: CNN

(CNN)Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde school district police chief who was the incident commander during the Robb Elementary school shooting, was sworn in as a city council member on Tuesday.

"Out of respect for the families who buried their children today, and who are planning to bury their children in the next few days, no ceremony was held," Mayor Don McLaughlin said in a statement.

Nineteen children and two teachers were killed in the attack last Tuesday. The chief was identified last week by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) as the person who decided not to breach the school classroom where the shooter had holed up and instead stand back and wait for reinforcements.

Though DPS Director Steven McCraw did not identify Arredondo by name, he said the chief made the "wrong decision" not to engage with the gunman sooner

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2022/05/31/us/uvalde-shooting-police-chief-pete-arredondo-sworn-in-city-council/index.html
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