The entire Uvalde police force has been suspended over the school massacre

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The decision was made amid the barrage of criticism over the apparent inaction of the security forces during that crisis.

The school district of Uvalde, Texas, announced Friday that the entire police force has been suspended for the busts the body made in response to the tragic May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, which killed 19 children and two teachers. The decision was made amid the barrage of criticism over the seeming inaction of the security forces during that crisis, with the parents of the little ones yelling at the officers for them to enter the facilities as soon as possible.

Nearly 400 police officers attended the school where the tragedy took place. They entered the interior just minutes after the shooter and yet it took more than an hour to confront the perpetrator of the crime. Police work was “appallingly flawed,” according to the 77-page report from the state assembly in July. Lieutenant Miguel Hernández, who was in charge of the department after the attack, and Ken Mueller, director of student services, have been removed from their positions on administrative leave, according to US media.

The student center has demanded the presence of more police and military personnel from the Texas Department of Public Safety as long as this suspension remains in effect. “We are confident that the safety of staff and students will not be compromised during this transition,” the school board said in a statement.

Source: La Verdad

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