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Uvalde school district suspend entire police force following outrage over officer
It follows the hiring of a former state trooper who was part of the police response during the shooting at Robb Elementary School in May.
Officer in charge of Texas school shooting police response fired
Nineteen young children and two teachers were killed by a teenage gunman last May in America’s worst school shooting in a decade.
Uvalde school shooting video shows police waiting in hallway during massacre
The footage from inside the school shows the gunman entering the building with a AR-15 style rifle.
New report details missed chances to stop Uvalde school shooting
The report is another damning assessment of how police failed to act on opportunities to stop the massacre.
Uvalde schools’ police chief quits council after shooting response criticism
It comes after allegations he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that left 19 pupils and two teachers dead.
Uvalde school police chief put on leave after response called ‘abject failure’
The officer grew up in city where he also spent much of his nearly 30-year career in law enforcement.
Top Texas officer: Uvalde police response was ‘abject failure’
Steve McCraw said officers would have found the door to the classroom where the assailant was holed up unlocked if they had bothered to check it.
Uvalde school where mass shooting took place to be demolished
Meanwhile US senators have reached an agreement on a bipartisan gun violence bill.
Thousands expected at rallies across US to demand gun control
Protesters have been motivated by a fresh surge in mass shootings, from Uvalde, Texas, to Buffalo, New York.
Texas school shooting survivor tells US Congress: 'I don’t want it to happen again'
Miah Cerrillo, a pupil at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, said she watched a teacher being shot in the head before looking for a place to hide.
Matthew McConaughey makes emotional appeal for gun control at White House
The actor spoke powerfully about some of the children who died in his hometown of Uvalde two weeks ago.
Biden calls for ban on assault weapons to tackle US gun violence
The US President condemned the refusal of a majority of Republican senators to support tougher laws as “unconscionable”.
Republican Congressman shows off three guns during debate on gun control
Rep. Greg Steube was speaking remotely from his home and said he could “do whatever I want with my guns”.
Mourners say goodbye to teacher killed in Uvalde shooting and her husband
Irma Garcia was killed in the shooting and her husband Joe died two days later from a heart attack.
Uvalde locals grapple with school chief’s role
Pete Arredondo has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in policing in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district.
Families begin to bury children murdered in mass shooting at Texas school
This week alone, funerals are planned for 11 children and teacher Irma Garcia.
Biden vows action as Uvalde tells president to ‘do something’ following shooting
The US Justice Department announced on Sunday that it will review the police response and make its findings public.
Harrowing new accounts emerge from Uvalde's young survivors
US President Joe Biden will visit the town tomorrow.
Texas Governor claims he was ‘misled’ about response to school shooting
In his earlier statements, the governor told reporters, he was repeating what he had been told.
Texas police 'wrong' not to breach door during Uvalde shooting, says top security official
Texas Department of Public Safety director Steven McCraw apologised in an emotional press conference earlier today.
Analysis: How the NRA went from banning machine guns in 1934 to blocking most gun restrictions
Robert Spitzer says the controversial gun lobby group was considered somewhat moderate on gun laws but took a sharp right turn in the mid-1970s.
Pro-gun NRA to hold convention in US state where school shooting killed 21
Former US president Donald Trump on Wednesday confirmed that he will attend the NRA meeting.
Texas shooting: Officials say gunman was in school for around 40 minutes before being killed
Details of how the mass shooting took place are beginning to emerge.
'This is on you': Beto O'Rourke angrily confronts Texas governor over Uvalde school shooting
19 children and two teachers were killed in the shooting on Tuesday.
Texas school shooting: Gunman shared his plan on Facebook before carrying out attack
Robb Elementary in Uvalde County, Texas teaches children between the ages of seven and ten.
US President Joe Biden called for politicians to stand up to the gun lobby and act.
The shooting was the deadliest such incident since the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut.
Democrat Beto O'Rourke interrupted a press conference with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, saying he was doing "nothing".
Joe Biden says 'we have to act' on gun laws as gunman kills 19 children at elementary school
Explainer: What are the laws in Texas around buying and using semi-automatic weapons?
The shooting at Uvalde has once again raised the question of gun control in the US.