Uvalde School Police Chief Placed on Administrative Leave After School Shooting

Uvalde School Police Chief Placed on Administrative Leave After School Shooting


Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District placed embattled Police Chief Pete Arredondo on administrative leave for an indefinite period on Wednesday. In a press release from the Uvalde CISD, Superintendent Dr. Hal Harrell announced he placed Arredondo on administrative leave despite an earlier statement indicating he would wait for a complete investigation before making personnel decisions.

Harrell cited a lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing of when the results of an investigation will be received as a reason for his decision. He added that the decision is effective immediately. The press release does not specify whether Arredondo’s administrative leave will be paid or unpaid. Harrell released no other information regarding the personnel decision.

UCISD Chief of Police Arredondo, who heads the

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