The police are protecting the embattled chief of Uvalde in Texas as there is controversy over how authorities responded to the school shooting massacre that claimed 21 lives.
Chief Pete Arredondo faces national condemnation after allegedly telling police officers to delay taking down the elementary school shooting victim until reinforcements arrived.
Even his neighbor was quoted calling him. “a coward”Who “didn’t do his job”And “failed the children,”According to the New York Post,
Arredondo was scheduled to be sworn into office Tuesday as a member of the newly elected city council. The mayor announced that the ceremony was cancelled because it would be in conjunction with the funerals for the first victims.
Meanwhile, haunting new video shows a student who escaped the carnage rushing to police.
ABC News obtained another video that shows the school’s honor-roll ceremony. It took place an hour before the shooting started. A boy who made the honor roll was a hit by a bullet during the shooting, but survived.
Nationwide, jitters continue to build after the murder of 19 children and 2 teachers.
Lee County police released a mugshot showing a 10-year-old boy arrested for allegedly trying to blow up his school.
In Brooklyn, New York, spectators at a big boxing match ran for their lives at the Barclays Center, but it turned out to be a false alarm — nothing more than a loud noise that sparked false fears of gunfire. The stampede resulted in 10 injuries.
Naomi Osaka, a tennis star, posted on Twitter. “We were being yelled at that there was an active shooter and we had to huddle in a room and close the doors. I was so…terrified.”
Hollywood is also trying to be sensitive to the situation.
The fourth season is available on Netflix “Stranger Things,” began with a warning because of a scene involving dead children. “The opening scene of episode 1, which is based on the tragic shooting at a Texas school, may be troubling to viewers.” it said.
A scene involving a slain teacher in the new Disney+ show “Obi-Wan Kenobi” prompted an onscreen statement: “In light of recent tragic events, we recognize there are certain scenes in this fictional series that some viewers may find upsetting.”
At least 39 people were killed in shootings across the country over the weekend, including 13 victims in Philadelphia.