Acting Uvalde police chief during school shooting steps downNovember 18, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde officer who was leading the city's police department during the hesitant law enforcement response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers has stepped down, a city spokeswoman said.
Uvalde schools suspend entire police force after outrageOctober 7, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Uvalde’s school district suspended its entire police force Friday amid fresh outrage over the hesitant law enforcement response to the gunman who massacred 21 people at Robb Elementary School.
Uvalde schools fire ex-Texas trooper who was at shootingOctober 6, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New outrage ripped through Uvalde on Thursday over revelations that a school police officer hired after the Robb Elementary massacre was not only on campus during the May attack as a Texas state trooper but under investigation over her actions while a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers.
Broken trust still felt in Uvalde as school year approachesAugust 25, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Even though Uvalde's school police chief is now gone, Mario Jimenez doesn't feel any safer about sending his 10-year-old son back to class for the first time since his teacher was shot at Robb Elementary School.
Uvalde school police chief fired for response to shootingAugust 25, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district has fired police chief Pete Arredondo under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers for hesitating for over an hour to storm a classroom and take down the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers
Meeting over Uvalde school police chief’s future canceledJuly 22, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Uvalde school officials on Friday canceled a meeting to decide the future of embattled district Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who was facing the possibility of becoming the first officer to be fired over the slow law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School massacre.
Uvalde schools look to fire Chief Arredondo after shootingJuly 20, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Facing massive public pressure, Uvalde’s top school official has recommended the firing of the school district police chief who has been blamed for the botched law enforcement response to the elementary school shooting nearly two months ago that killed two teachers and 19 students.
Outcry after Uvalde pressures schools to keep kids safeJuly 20, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — When the shooting began at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Mario Jimenez’s son was in the classroom next door. The 10-year-old saw his teacher and a friend hit by bullets that passed through the wall.
Frequent lockdowns may have contributed to Uvalde tragedyJuly 20, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Teachers and students at Robb Elementary School knew the safety protocols when an 18-year-old with an AR-15 style rifle entered the building in May. Dozens of times in the previous four months alone, the campus had gone into lockdown or issued security alerts.
Texas school shooter left trail of ominous warning signsJuly 19, 2022 GMT
The Uvalde, Texas, gunman gave off so many warning signs that he was obsessed with violence and notoriety in the months leading up to the attack that teens who knew him began calling him “school shooter.”
Texas state police launch internal review of Uvalde responseJuly 19, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Two months after the Uvalde school massacre, Texas state police on Monday announced an internal review into the actions of dozens of troopers who were at Robb Elementary during 73 minutes of bewildering inaction by law enforcement as a gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers.
Uvalde report: 376 officers but ‘egregiously poor’ decisionsJuly 18, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to a mass shooting at a Uvalde elementary school, but “egregiously poor decision-making” resulted in more than an hour of chaos before the gunman who took 21 lives was finally confronted and killed, according to a damning investigative report released Sunday.
Uvalde video shows raw feelings toward journalists lingerJuly 16, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Two news outlets’ decision to release an excruciating 77-minute video this week showing police inaction during the Robb Elementary School mass shooting drew a harsh response from residents of Uvalde, Texas, even though they have sought this type of transparency for weeks.
Uvalde families need help; donations take months to deliverJuly 15, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Jessica Treviño’s 11-year-old daughter was attending Robb Elementary School on May 24, when a gunman fatally shot 19 children and two teachers.
Governor: Uvalde video ‘shocking’ account of police responseJuly 14, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday again said he was initially misled about the police response to the Uvalde school massacre, calling newly leaked video of officers hesitating for more than an hour “shocking” and not what he had been told when he originally lauded officers for a swift and brave confrontation.
Lawmaker: Officer in Uvalde video husband of slain teacherJuly 14, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A Uvalde police officer criticized over video of him checking his phone during the massacre at Robb Elementary School is the husband of a teacher who was killed in the classroom and had contacted him after after being shot, according to a Texas lawmaker investigating the shooting.
Uvalde victim’s sister pleads for tougher gun laws in TexasJune 23, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Well before the sun came up Thursday, Jazmin Cazares sat on her sister’s bed and wept for the 9-year-old killed in the Uvalde school rampage one month ago.
Then the teenager with purple-streaked hair got up for the four-hour drive to the Texas Capitol, where she tearfully pleaded with lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws and questioned why so many security measures failed.
Uvalde school police chief on leave after mass shootingJune 23, 2022 GMT
DALLAS (AP) — The Uvalde school district’s police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 students and two teachers dead.
Unlocked doors were ‘first line of defense’ at Uvalde schoolJune 23, 2022 GMT
The Uvalde massacre began after the 18-year-old gunman entered the school through a door that could only be locked from the outside then got inside a classroom that had a busted lock, experts testified Tuesday.
Gun debate a side note in hearings on Uvalde shootingJune 22, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The first public hearings in Texas looking into the Uvalde school massacre have focused on a cascade of law enforcement blunders, school building safety and mental health care with only scant mentions of the shooter’s AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle and gun reform.
Texas top cop: Uvalde police could’ve ended rampage early onJune 22, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police had enough officers and firepower on the scene of the Uvalde school massacre to have stopped the gunman three minutes after he entered the building, and they would have found the door to the classroom where he was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it, the head of the Texas state police testified Tuesday, pronouncing the law enforcement response an “abject failure.”
Uvalde 11-year-old was avid runner, is remembered for energyJune 16, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — She adored Koala bears and loved the NFL's Dallas Cowboys and dancing to TikTok videos. She wanted her grandparents to pick her up as often as possible from school because they would treat her to tacos, her family said.
Texas shooting records could be blocked by legal loopholeJune 13, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As public pressure mounts for more information on the deadly Uvalde school shooting, some are concerned that Texas officials will use a legal loophole to block records from being released — even to the victims' families — once the case is closed.
Uvalde girl loved to dance, hoped to have viral TikTok videoJune 13, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Tess Marie Mata created more than 150 short videos for TikTok and saved them to her mother’s account. Described by her family as bubbly, the 10-year-old loved to dance.
A funeral was being held Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for Tess, one of the victims of the mass school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Slain Uvalde girl remembered as caring and opinionatedJune 11, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Alexandria Aniyah Rubio was opinionated like her mother, and she played basketball and softball like her father. When she got older, she wanted to go to college on a softball scholarship and to become an attorney.
Governors forming task force to address mass shootingsJune 11, 2022 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The leaders of the National Governors Association said Friday they're forming a bipartisan working group to come up with recommendations to stop mass shootings following the Texas school massacre.
Uvalde teacher dedicated herself to family, studentsJune 10, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Eva Mireles loved her dog, hiking and exercising. But mostly, she loved her family and her students.
A funeral Mass was Friday for Mireles, 44, who was killed May 24 when a gunman burst into Robb Elementary School in Uvalde Texas.
Uvalde school where shooting happened has deep roots in cityJune 10, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — As the small Texas city of Uvalde struggles to heal after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school, thoughts have also turned to ensuring its legacy as the centerpiece of the fight for equal education for Mexican Americans over half a century ago lives on.
Uvalde school police chief defends Texas shooting responseJune 10, 2022 GMT
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas school police chief criticized for his actions during one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history said in his first extensive comments, published Thursday, that he did not consider himself the person in charge as the massacre unfolded and assumed someone else had taken control of the law enforcement response.
4th grade Uvalde survivor: ‘I don’t want it to happen again’June 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — An 11-year-old girl who survived the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, recounted in video testimony to Congress on Wednesday how she covered herself with a dead classmate’s blood to avoid being shot and “just stayed quiet.”
Actor McConaughey calls for gun legislation at White HouseJune 9, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Academy Award–winning actor Matthew McConaughey made an appearance at the White House Tuesday to call on Congress to “reach a higher ground” and pass gun control legislation in honor of the children and teachers killed in last month’s shooting rampage at an elementary school in his hometown of Uvalde, Texas.
Justice Dept. names 9 to aid in review of Uvalde shootingJune 8, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has named a team of nine people, including an FBI official and former police chiefs, to aid in a review of the law enforcement response to the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.
School police chief a no-show at Uvalde City Council meetingJune 8, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The school district police chief criticized for waiting too long before law enforcement confronted and killed the gunman during a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school did not appear at a City Council meeting in Uvalde on Tuesday, despite being newly elected to the panel.
‘Beautiful angel’ Annabell Rodriguez remembered at funeralJune 8, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Annabell Rodriguez “was a sweet young girl whose favorite color was blue, especially on butterflies,” her obituary stated. The 10-year-old honor roll student enjoyed watching TikTok videos and spending time with her two sisters.
Uvalde’s Xavier Lopez: His smile would ‘cheer anyone up’June 7, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Xavier Lopez had a smile that lit up the room.
“He was funny, never serious and his smile,” Felicha Martinez told the Washington Post. “That smile I will never forget. It would always cheer anyone up.”
‘Sweet’ Uvalde 9-year-old loved ‘Encanto,’ sports, dancingJune 6, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Eliahna Garcia loved the Disney movie “Encanto,” and the studio's costume makers sent her parents a custom-made gown and other keepsakes to help them remember the 9-year-old after her burial.
Can journalists and grieving communities coexist in tragedy?June 6, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — As a knot of journalists stood across from a mortuary witnessing a funeral for a child killed in the Uvalde school massacre, some people passing by didn't disguise their anger.
Pastor shot at by Uvalde gunman recounts terror in sermonJune 5, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Gilbert Limones and a coworker at a funeral home were among the first people shot at by the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school.
Students of color push back on calls for police in schoolsJune 5, 2022 GMT
After the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, schools around the country pledged to boost security measures and increased the presence of law enforcement on campus — partly to reassure parents and students.
Funeral for Uvalde girl who dreamed of going to art schoolJune 5, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Mourners on Sunday were remembering a girl who was an aspiring artist, whose joy at reaching the double-digit age of 10 charmed broken hearts around the world.
Alithia Ramirez was among the 19 children who, along with their two teachers, died on May 24 when an 18-year-old gunman opened fire with an AR-15-style rifle inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Uvalde 10-year-olds: Smart, funny, loving animals, footballJune 4, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — She wrote notes to her family, hiding them so that they could be found later and loved to feed animals on the family's ranch. He liked to sit in the back of the school bus so he could talk with other kids.
Senator: Chief had no radio during Uvalde school shootingJune 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The state agency investigating the mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde has determined that the commander facing criticism for the slow police response was not carrying a radio as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Friday.
What did police know as the Uvalde school shooting unfolded?June 3, 2022 GMT
As investigators dig deeper into the law enforcement response to the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, a host of disturbing questions remain about what officers on the scene knew as the deadly attack was unfolding.
10-year-old cousins and their classmate honored at funeralsJune 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The cousins were together in life and in death.
Jailah Silguero and Jayce Luevanos were remembered Friday at a funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Uvalde, Texas.
Families of Uvalde, Buffalo victims to testify in CongressJune 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents of victims and survivors of the mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde will appear before a House committee next week in an effort to bring home the devastation of America's gun violence epidemic.
GOP’s Cornyn tapped to lead as Senate talks gun law changesJune 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than 48 hours after a gunman stormed an elementary school and killed 19 children and two teachers in his home state of Texas, Sen. John Cornyn walked straight from the floor of the U.S.
Onlookers urged police to charge into Texas schoolJune 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Frustrated onlookers urged police officers to charge into the Texas elementary school where a gunman's rampage killed 19 children and two teachers, witnesses said Wednesday, as investigators worked to track the massacre that lasted upwards of 40 minutes and ended when the 18-year-old shooter was killed by a Border Patrol team.
Texas elementary school shooting: What do we know so far?June 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — A gunman stormed into an elementary school Tuesday in Uvalde, Texas, killing 19 children and two teachers in the United States' deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade.
‘Precious individuals’ taken in Texas school shootingJune 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One student was an avid runner, so fast she swept the races at field day. Another was learning football plays from his grandfather. One girl sensed something was wrong and wanted to skip school.
The names: 19 children, 2 teachers killed in Uvalde schoolJune 3, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Nineteen children were looking forward to a summer filled with Girl Scouts and soccer and video games. Two teachers were closing out a school year that they started with joy and that had held such promise.
Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: ‘How much more carnage?’June 3, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — “Enough, enough,” President Joe Biden exclaimed over and over as he delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against gun violence after mass shootings he said had turned schools, supermarkets and other everyday places into “killing fields."
Texas senator: School police chief didn’t know of 911 callsJune 2, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The commander overseeing police during a shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, was not informed of panicked 911 calls coming from students trapped inside and it's unclear who at the scene was aware of the calls as the massacre unfolded, a Texas state senator said Thursday.
DIARY: One mother of many, watching the news and worryingJune 2, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — “My No. 1 job is to keep you and your sister safe.” That’s what I tell my toddler almost daily when I remind him not to jump off the couch, stand on the kitchen counter or dart across the street without me.
Smiles, unicorns, softball: Young shooting victims recalledJune 2, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — One girl made other people smile. Another was a creative child who loved mermaids, unicorns and the color purple. A third loved playing softball and worked on her batting swing in her front yard.
‘Day by day:’ Uvalde survivors recover from wounds, traumaJune 2, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Bullet fragments lodged in the children's arms and legs. Traumatic flashbacks flooding their nightmares. For the 17 people injured during a mass shooting last week in Uvalde, Texas, healing will be slow in a community mourning the deaths of 21 others.
Uvalde tells Biden to ‘do something’; he pledges ‘we will’June 2, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — President Joe Biden grieved with the shattered community of Uvalde on Sunday, mourning privately for three hours with anguished families of the 19 schoolchildren and two teachers killed by a gunman.
A dad’s anguish outside Texas school while shooting unfoldedJune 2, 2022 GMT
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Javier Cazares raced to his daughter’s school when he heard there was a shooting, leaving his truck running with the door open as he ran into the school yard. In his rush, he didn't bring his gun.
Uvalde school police chief says he’s still cooperatingJune 2, 2022 GMT
The school district police chief who served as on-site commander during last week's deadly shooting in Uvalde, Texas, said Wednesday that he's talking daily with investigators, contradicting claims from state law enforcement that he has stopped cooperating.
Uvalde shooting highlights role of doors in security plansJune 2, 2022 GMT
Doors – both the one the gunman entered and the one police did not open for over an hour – have been at the center of the investigation into the killing of 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, and the police response to the massacre.
Shootings prompt debate on purchase age for AR-style riflesJune 1, 2022 GMT
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The gunmen in two of the nation's most recent mass shootings legally bought the semi-automatic rifles they used in their massacres after they turned 18. That's prompting Congress and some governors and state lawmakers to revisit the question of whether to raise the minimum age for purchasing such high-powered weapons.