Eva Deschamps / July 3, 2022
More than a month after the shooting that killed 21 people at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, the school district’s police chief has resigned as a city councilman, U.S. media reported Saturday.
The decision was made in the best interest of Uvalde, Pete Arredondo wrote in his resignation letter. The mayor, city council and city staff must be allowed to continue to act without distraction, he added, according to Uvalde Leader News and ABC News. On May 24, an 18-year-old high school student carrying an assault rifle killed 19 children and two female teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The time it took police – more than an hour – to enter the classroom and kill the gunman has been the subject of intense criticism since the massacre. The school district’s police chief was suspended last week. Pete Arredondo was elected to the city council on May 7, just days before the shooting, and was sworn in on May 31.