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Uvalde school board to consider firing district police chief

Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo (left) attends a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26.
Dario Lopez-Mills
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Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo (left) attends a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 26.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Uvalde’s embattled district police chief could become the first officer to lose his job over the slow and bungled law enforcement response to one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District board will make their decision Wednesday on Pete Arredondo’s future. The meeting comes three months to the day since a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers while hundreds of police officers waited in the hallway of Robb Elementary and outside the school. Arredondo has been on administrative leave since June. Uvalde students are set to begin a new school year September 6.