Texas mass shooting

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Mass Shooting Defendant Enters Guilty Pleas to Federal Charges

Death sentence is still possible if state wins capitol murder conviction in El Paso slayings

(Newser) - A Texas man pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of killing nearly two dozen people in a racist attack at an El Paso Walmart, changing his plea weeks after the federal government said it wouldn't seek the death penalty for the hate crimes and firearms violations. Patrick...

Mother of Uvalde Killer Charged in Domestic Violence Case

Adriana Martinez Reyes jailed in Oklahoma

(Newser) - The mother of the gunman who killed 21 people in the Uvalde, Texas, school massacre in May has been arrested in a domestic violence case, Oklahoma City police said. Officers were called to a home Wednesday morning, where a man told them that Adriana Martinez Reyes had threatened to kill...

Uvalde Aide Accused of Leaving Door Open Speaks

Emilia Marin says she is suffering mentally, emotionally

(Newser) - The gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, was initially said to have gotten into the school via a door left propped open by a teacher. The director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, Col. Steven McCraw, who initially made that...

Uvalde School District Shuts Down Police Force

All officers are suspended, and superintendent decided to retire

(Newser) - In the face of bitter criticism and unanswered questions about the law enforcement response to the Uvalde mass shooting, the Texas school district on Friday announced that it has suspended its entire police force. District officials said they've asked for state troopers to fill in at campuses and extracurricular...

Grieving Uvalde Dad Gets Poignant, Unsettling Tattoo

Brett Cross' 10-year-old son was among the students killed

(Newser) - In July, the Austin American-Statesman published video from the hallway where police officers waited to confront the gunman who killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24. An editor's note was attached to the video: "The sounds of children screaming...

Uvalde Survivors Suffer Even as School Resumes

For some, PTSD symptoms are just beginning to surface

(Newser) - One girl runs and hides when she sees thin people with long hair similar to the gunman's who stormed into her Uvalde school and killed 21 people. One boy stopped making friends and playing with animals. A third child feels her heart race when she's reminded of the...

Uvalde School Police Chief Fired After Mass Shooting
Uvalde School Police Chief Fired

Uvalde School Police Chief Fired

School board terminates Pete Arredondo over botched response to mass shooting

(Newser) - Exactly three months after the shooting massacre at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school left 19 children and two teachers dead, the school district fired its police chief. Pete Arredondo, who coordinated the law enforcement response to the mass shooting, had been on administrative leave since June, and in addition to...

Uvalde Survivor Receives Applause, and a Hand, at Game

Mayah Zamora, 10, was unable to face returning home

(Newser) - A 10-year-old girl who survived the Uvalde mass shooting has been honored by the Houston Astros as their hero. Mayah Zamora threw out the first pitch before the game Tuesday in Houston against the Minnesota Twins, was named hero of the month by the Carlos Correa Foundation, and learned of...

Uvalde School Board Cancels Meeting on Firing Police Chief

District cites 'due process requirements' in postponing discussion on Arredondo

(Newser) - Update: The meeting scheduled for Saturday in which Uvalde school officials were to discuss and possibly decide whether to fire district Chief Pete Arredondo has been called off. The district announced the cancellation in a statement Friday, citing "due process requirements" and a request by Arredondo's lawyer, the...

Texas Report on Uvalde Killings Details Total Failure

Legislative investigation finds 'egregious poor decision making' in response to Robb Elementary

(Newser) - A Texas legislative report released Sunday spreads blame among law enforcement, the Uvalde school district, social media platforms, and the gunman's family in the mass shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers. "Systemic failures and egregious poor decision making" allowed the gunman to kill at will for...

Families React to Uvalde Video Release: 'Who Do You Think You Are?'

Hallway video shows cops in the hallway for nearly an hour while gunman was inside classroom

(Newser) - A day after details were released of the surveillance video from a Robb Elementary School hallway on the day of the Uvalde, Texas, massacre, the video itself is out. The Austin American-Statesman obtained the footage, and on Tuesday released a four-minute video showing critical highlights, as well as a lightly...

Video From Uvalde School Hallway Shows Police Waiting

It's not clear when video might be released

(Newser) - The Austin American-Statesman has viewed a 77-minute surveillance video from the hallway of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on the day a gunman massacred 19 students and two teachers, USA Today reports. The footage is not graphic, but offers what USA Today calls "an unabridged view of police...

Arredondo Says He's Quitting City Office

Schools police chief calls resigning from council 'the best decision for Uvalde'

(Newser) - The schools police chief blamed for law enforcement's handling of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School says he's resigning from his new position on the Uvalde City Council. Pete Arredondo was elected May 7 and sworn in to office a week after 19 students and two teachers...

Final Victim of Uvalde Shooting, 'Sweetest Little Boy, Is Buried

Families, community have a long process ahead of them, experts say

(Newser) - Funeral services were held Saturday for Uziyah Garcia, 10, the final victim of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas, to be buried. The funeral took place at Immanuel Baptist Church in San Angelo, where the boy lived until last year, the Dallas Morning News reports. Nineteen children and two teachers...

Uvalde School District Puts Police Chief on Leave

Texas official criticized Pete Arredondo in legislative hearing

(Newser) - The Uvalde school district's police chief was put on leave Wednesday following allegations that he erred in his response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School last month. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell said that he put Pete Arredondo on administrative leave and that another...

'He Waited for a Key That Was Never Needed'

Texas official denounces police response in Uvalde school shooting

(Newser) - The police official in charge at Robb Elementary School while a gunman was killing students and teachers inside "decided to put the lives of officers ahead of the lives of children," the head of the Texas State Police said Tuesday. In testimony before a special state Senate committee...

Yet More Questions Are Raised Regarding Police Response in Uvalde

Officers arrived earlier, and with more gear, than originally thought: reports

(Newser) - Days after the revelation that police responding to the Uvalde school massacre last month didn't try the Robb Elementary School classroom door behind which the shooter was killing 21 people, another revelation raises more questions about the law enforcement response to the tragedy: According to documents and surveillance footage...

Video: Police Didn't Try Uvalde Classroom Door

Law enforcement source says door might have been unlocked

(Newser) - In the 77 minutes that a Texas gunman was alone in two connected classrooms with Robb Elementary students and teachers, police didn't try to open the door, a law enforcement source said. Police later claimed they couldn't get into the rooms and were hunting for a key or...

Embattled Uvalde School Police Chief Explains His Actions

Pete Arredondo gives extensive interview for first time since school shooting

(Newser) - In his first extensive public comments since the Robb Elementary School massacre in Uvalde, Texas, school district police chief Pete Arredondo tells the Texas Tribune he did not consider himself the incident commander, though that's the way the state Department of Public Safety has described him, and that he...

Uvalde Sweethearts to Be Buried Side by Side

Annabell Rodriguez, Xavier Lopez would text each other 'I love you,' say their moms

(Newser) - As toddlers, Annabell Rodriguez and Xavier Lopez played together at a trailer park where Xavier lived alongside Annabell's relatives. When the pair met again on the first day of fourth grade at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, they had no memory of those playdates, but they liked each other...

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>
Popular on Newser
We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.