Uvalde mass shooting

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Pete Arredondo Indicted in Uvalde Shooting Response

The former schools police chief has said he didn't think he was in charge of officers that day

(Newser) - Pete Arredondo, who was the chief of school district police when a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school in 2022, has been indicted and arrested in connection with the police response. "Mr. Arredondo is currently in our custody," Uvalde County Sheriff Ruben...

Uvalde Families' Suits Blame Gunmaker, Meta, Call of Duty

Filing says companies groom young men to live out their violent fantasies

(Newser) - On the second anniversary of the Uvalde school shooting, new lawsuits were filed by victims' families against three corporations the filing says are responsible for essentially grooming "socially vulnerable" young men to carry out their violent video game fantasies against real people. The group sued Daniel Defense, maker of...

Uvalde Families Are Going After State Police

One lawsuit is filed, another is settled with the city for $2M

(Newser) - Wednesday brought two big developments for families of victims of the Uvalde school shooting two years ago:
  • Settlement: The city of Uvalde settled a lawsuit with relatives of 17 of the children who were killed and two who were wounded, reports the New York Times . The city will pay a

Walmart Pulls T-Shirt After Uvalde Victim's Father Objects

Chain apologizes after Brett Cross' post received support

(Newser) - Walmart has apologized after a man whose son was killed in the 2023 Texas school mass shooting didn't see the humor in a T-shirt the chain was selling that mocks Uvalde. "Intent doesn't equal impact," Brett Cross said, per USA Today . "It doesn't matter...

Uvalde's Police Chief Resigns
Uvalde's Police Chief Resigns

Uvalde's Police Chief Resigns

Daniel Rodriguez announces 'new chapter' days after release of report on school shooting response

(Newser) - The chief of police in Uvalde, Texas, announced his resignation Tuesday, days after the release of a report ordered by city leaders outraged residents . The report, which found mistakes had been made but cleared the city's officers of wrongdoing in the Robb Elementary School mass shooting, is expected to...

Uvalde Parents Erupt at Report Praising Police

Investigator tries to leave meeting without facing parents

(Newser) - An investigation Uvalde city leaders ordered into the Robb Elementary School shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers defended the response by local police at a City Council meeting Thursday, prompting shouts of "cowards" from the audience and causing several family members of victims to angrily walk out....

The Uvalde Subpoenas Have Begun

Begin to Roll
in Uvalde

Subpoenas Begin to Roll in Uvalde

Officers to begin appearing before grand jury in Texas next week

(Newser) - Some of the 376 law enforcement officers who responded to the 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, have been ordered to appear before a grand jury investigating the failed police response. Multiple officers have been subpoenaed for in-person testimony, which is to begin next week at the...

Justice Department Issues Damning Report on Uvalde Shooting

'The victims and survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School deserved better'

(Newser) - "An active shooter with access to victims should never be considered and treated as a barricaded subject," a Justice Department report on the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting states. But that's exactly what happened at Robb Elementary School on May 24, 2022, when students and teachers were trapped...

Uvalde Schoolchildren Followed Their Training, Baffling Police

Quiet classrooms made officers think no one was in them

(Newser) - Schoolchildren around the country are taught in active shooter drills to stay quiet until the threat ends. That's what the Robb Elementary students in Uvalde, Texas, did last year when a gunman entered their school and started shooting. They even shushed classmates who screamed after being shot. But the...

Mom of Uvalde Victim Won't Be Town's Next Mayor

Kimberly Mata-Rubio says she won't stop fighting

(Newser) - The mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday lost her race to become mayor of the town. A former Uvalde mayor, Cody Smith, was instead voted back in to replace the current mayor, who is stepping down to pursue a seat in...

Cousin of Uvalde Shooter Accused of Similar Plot

Nathan Cruz, 17, is arrested in San Antonio

(Newser) - A mother in San Antonio, Texas, called police on her 17-year-old son because she feared he was planning a massacre at an elementary school. The chilling twist: He is the cousin of the teen who did the same thing in Uvalde, Texas, reports the New York Times . Police arrested Nathan...

School Shooting Victim's Mom Is Running for Mayor

'I will honor your life with action,' says Kimberly Mata-Rubio

(Newser) - A year and a half ago, a mayoral election in Uvalde wouldn't have been news outside the immediate area—but that was before the Texas city became the site of one of America's deadliest school shootings. Kimberly Mata-Rubio, whose 10-year-old daughter, Lexi, was one of 19 children killed...

Judge Forces Uvalde DPS to Release Shooting Records

Media outlets sued for release of call logs, police footage

(Newser) - A judge has ordered the Texas Department of Public Safety to release police dashcam videos, recordings of 911 calls, and other records related to the May 2022 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, which stands out from other recent mass shootings due to its death toll and what...

A Year After Uvalde, Grieving and Tensions Remain
A Year After Uvalde,
Families Feel 'Betrayal'

A Year After Uvalde, Families Feel 'Betrayal'

Parents are still seeking answers in a Texas city torn by massacre that killed 19 children, 2 teachers

(Newser) - Wednesday is the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, which left 19 students and two teachers dead. Plans are in the works for a new school to replace the one where the massacre took place, in a different location in the city. "...

Lawmaker Shares Sickening Detail of Texas School Shooting

Uvalde gunman wrote 'LOL' in victims' blood

(Newser) - Family members of the children and teachers massacred at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last year gasped and cried Tuesday when a state lawmaker disclosed a grim detail. State Rep. Joe Moody said the 18-year-old gunman used his victims' blood to write a message on a fourth-grade classroom whiteboard,...

Probe Underway After Officer Confronts Uvalde Victim's Mom

Ana Rodriguez suffered bruises in altercation now under investigation by Texas DPS

(Newser) - The Texas Department of Public Safety says it's launched an investigation in response to footage showing an officer violently removing the mother of a Uvalde school shooting victim from her son's elementary school. Ana Rodriguez arrived at Uvalde's Flores Elementary School on Wednesday to check her son...

Mother of Uvalde Killer Charged in Domestic Violence Case

Adriana Martinez Reyes jailed in Oklahoma

(Newser) - The mother of the gunman who killed 21 people in the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre in May has been arrested in a domestic violence case, Oklahoma City police said. Officers were called to a home Wednesday morning, where a man told them that Adriana Martinez Reyes had threatened to kill...

At Uvalde, Police Response Wasn't the Only Problem
At Uvalde, Police Response
Wasn't the Only Problem

At Uvalde, Police Response Wasn't the Only Problem

Medical response was chaotic, uncoordinated, and may have cost lives: report

(Newser) - The slow response of police to confront the gunman at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, has been well documented. But a new examination of video and audio from the scene, as well as interviews, shows that the medical response that day in May also was mired in chaos and...

In Public, a Warrior. At Home, a Fragile Kid
In Public, a Warrior.
At Home, a Fragile Kid

In Public, a Warrior. At Home, a Fragile Kid

'Washington Post' profiles 10-year-old Uvalde survivor Caitlyne Gonzales

(Newser) - She has become, writes John Woodrow Cox in the Washington Post , the "most public survivor" of the Uvalde school shooting that took the lives of 19 of her classmates and two of her teachers. Cox describes 10-year-old Caitlyne Gonzales as "a portrait of resilience, a 4-foot-8, 75-pound embodiment...

Texas Chief Says He Shouldn't Be Fired Over Uvalde

Steve McCraw says his department didn't fail in response to school shooting

(Newser) - Texas' state police chief said Thursday that his department "did not fail" Uvalde during the hesitant law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, as a Republican congressman joined angry parents of some of the 19 children killed in the May attack in calling for him to resign....

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