TL;DR news on Uvalde shooting at August 28, 2023
At a Uvalde City Council meeting Tuesday night, Mayor Don McLaughlin said it was unprofessional to have leaked the video to news outlets. McCraw has said Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo was most responsible for a flawed response to the shooting. Uvalde CISD Superintendent Hal Harrell placed Arredondo on leave last month. Since the May 24 shooting, community members have repeatedly pressed officials for details about what happened. All it took was the mere mention of Uvalde for Alma Rodriguez to start tearing up. Her group traveled from New Jersey to Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York, both scenes of recent mass shootings. School districts across the state are being offered another line of defense in the event of an active shooter situation following the Uvalde school shooting that left 21 people dead. The full truth about what happened in Uvalde must be disclosed to the public, especially the people of Uvalde and must be done quickly. The feelings were echoed Monday by Uvalde pediatrician Roy Guerrero, who led a ceremony at the White House heralding the passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. "I'm using this pain to speak to you today as a Uvaldean, and to speak for the parents and victims who seek the truth, transparency and ultimately accountability," Guerrero said. Punctuating Biden's admissions of shortcomings during his remarks, Manuel Oliver, the father of a Parkland School shooting victim, interrupted. In one instance, the shooter appeared to check if Reyes was dead by shooting him in the back.