UVALDE, Texas (KETK) — The Uvalde CISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to terminate Pete Arredondo as district police chief in a special meeting on Wednesday.

Several community members, including a young girl and family members of victims, gave their opinions in the session dedicated to public comment pleaded for change.

“No matter what happens today, we’re going to continue our fight… 21 unheard souls… we’re not done,” said one community member during the meeting.

Arredondo has been the center of intense scrutiny after the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary in Uvalde when law enforcement on the scene had a delayed response. The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Steve McCraw, called the way the situation was handled an “abject failure.”

Arredondo was acting as commander on the scene when he told law enforcement to wait to go into the classrooms, officials said.

The shooting claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers.

To view the meeting’s full agenda, click here.


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