Relatives Clash With Police Over School Lockdown in Arizona

Two of the three people arrested during the altercation were shocked with stun guns by officers, the authorities said. The man who prompted the lockdown was also in custody.

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Uvalde Superintendent Recommends That Pete Arredondo Be Fired

Chief Pete Arredondo has been criticized for a delay of more than an hour in entering the classroom where a gunman had fatally wounded 19 students and two teachers.

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Uvalde Superintendent Recommends Firing School Police Chief

Chief Pete Arredondo has been criticized for a delay of more than an hour in entering the classroom where a gunman had fatally wounded 19 students and two teachers.

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Texas House Report on Uvalde School Shooting Finds ‘Systemic Failures’

The decision to finally confront the gunman was made by a small group of officers and could have been made far earlier, the report found.

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Uvalde Officials Sought Favorable Account of Police Action, Document Shows

Top Uvalde officials wanted to highlight the heroics of officers at Robb Elementary. The state police director refused to do so.

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Video Deepens Uvalde Families’ Pain as Questions on Response Remain

A delayed police response to the May 24 school shooting has been described and debated, but a new 77-minute video showing it in painful detail has rekindled outrage.

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For Uvalde Families, a Call for Answers Grows Louder

At City Council meetings and at a protest on Sunday, the relatives of the slain children and teachers have shown their anger and frustration.

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Uvalde Teacher Recounts Harrowing Assault Inside Classroom

A teacher who survived the mass shooting recounts the harrowing attack and desperate wait for a rescue.

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Pete Arredondo, Uvalde School Police Chief, Resigns from City Council

Pete Arredondo announced he was stepping down “to minimize further distractions.”

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Police Chief for Uvalde’s School District Is Put on Administrative Leave

The state’s top police official faulted Chief Pete Arredondo for delaying the confrontation with a gunman who killed 21 people in an elementary school last month.

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In Uvalde, the Healing Power of a Perfect Pitch

Uvalde, Texas, was set to cancel its Little League All-Star Championship after a school shooting left 21 people dead. Then, the decision was made: The games would go on.

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Uvalde Officer Passed Up Shot at Gunman for Fear of Hitting Children

A police officer had a chance to shoot the gunman before he entered a school, according to a chief deputy sheriff. The officer declined to take the shot, fearing injuries to others.

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Gun Deal Stirs Hope but Also Frustration in Places Scarred by Shootings

In Uvalde, Buffalo and Orlando, some residents see progress but lament that there hasn’t been more.

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In Uvalde, a Bishop Makes an Impassioned Plea: Tighten Gun Laws

In South Texas, where guns are woven into the culture, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller is urging his community to reconsider. “We have to!” he says.

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Aware of Injuries Inside, Uvalde Police Waited to Confront Gunman

More than a dozen students remained alive for over an hour before officers entered their classrooms. The commander feared a risk to officers’ lives, new documents show.

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In Uvalde, a Search for Answers: How Could This Happen?

The shooting that left 21 people dead at an elementary school was the second such plot in four years. Residents are left grappling with the question of what could have been done to stop it.

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Matthew McConaughey Pleads for New Gun Control

The Uvalde, Texas, native appeared in the White House briefing room and called for new gun control measures.

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‘She Was My Sweet Girl’: Remembering the Victims of the Uvalde Shooting

These are the 21 people — 19 students and two teachers — who were killed by a gunman at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

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Mariachis Ride Into Uvalde With Songs of Heartache and Hope

With trumpets, strings and serenades, their music traces the arc of life. It often accompanies moments of jubilation, but it can also speak to a community’s profound sorrow.

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For Families in Uvalde, Laws Limit Paths to Holding Police Accountable

Police officers rarely face criminal charges for inaction, and limits on civil lawsuits shield school districts and the police.

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How the Police Response in Uvalde Broke Down: No Radio, Old Tactics

The commander at the scene arrived without a police radio, and decided in the first minutes on an approach that would delay a confrontation.

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Lessons in Gun Control From California

After recent mass shootings, Republicans have said that there is no evidence gun laws work. California’s experience suggests otherwise.

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Uvalde Teacher Spoke With Husband, a Police Officer, Before She Died

Eva Mireles’s husband was an officer with the school district’s Police Department. But he was not allowed to enter the place where his wife and her students were under attack.

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Portraits of Grief From Uvalde

The lives touched by the killing of 21 people at an elementary school in a close-knit community.

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The Simplest Response to School Shootings

How to put up obstacles to young men with dark dreams.

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A Plea to Celebrate Life as Uvalde Faces Many Days of Mourning

A week after the shooting at Robb Elementary School, the nearly two dozen funerals have begun in a community that must contemplate an agonizing new reality.

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Why the Police Took 78 Minutes to Stop the Uvalde Gunman

In the days since the shooting, questions have abounded about the response from law enforcement officers.

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Should We Be Forced to See Exactly What an AR-15 Does to a 10-Year-Old?

A violent society ought to view its handiwork.

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In Uvalde Shooting, a Son Was Lost, a Daughter Saved

In Uvalde, Texas, where many children were killed, one family grieves the death of a small boy and holds his sister close.

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After Uvalde, We Must Ask: Is Active Shooter Training Working?

Is training to respond to active shooter attacks working?

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How a Church Became a Hub for Uvalde’s Grief

As soon as the scale of the tragedy became clear, congregants rushed to Sacred Heart Catholic Church. In the days since, they’ve kept coming in search of comfort and community.

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President Biden mourned with families in Uvalde.

At a memorial in Texas, some spectators let it be known that in addition to empathy, they expected action.

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Justice Department Will Review Law Enforcement Response to Uvalde Shooting

The review, which came at the request of Uvalde’s mayor, comes amid criticism from parents and community leaders over how long it took police to intervene and stop the gunman.

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Democratic States Push Gun Control Bills with Congress Gridlocked

Democratic state leaders from California to New Jersey are demanding immediate action after the Uvalde shooting.

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At N.R.A. Gathering, Protesters and Gun Supporters Spar

Gun supporters and protesters mourned two shooting massacres in a single month, but the gap in their views on what to do next remained wide.

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America Is Under the Gun

Will we rise up to face the rising tide of violence?

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The Gunman in Uvalde Left Multiple Hints Before His Attack Began

Particularly online, the teenager who killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school provided dark warnings about the carnage to come.

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Police Response to Uvalde Shooting Infuriated Parents Clinging to Hope

Law enforcement killed the gunman more than an hour after the first officers arrived at an elementary school in Texas. Nineteen students and two teachers died in the attack.

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In the Texas Rampage’s Wake, Social Media Can Reform Itself

Online hoax allegations are an insult to family members and should be taken down.

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‘Something Terrible Happened Today’: Parents on Telling Their Kids About Uvalde

Readers shared their experiences and advice after the shooting at Robb Elementary School.

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Family Members Start to Share the Names of Victims From Texas Shooting

Grieving family members have begun to share the names of the victims from Tuesday’s shooting. Police officers have yet to release a list.

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The Texas Shooting and the End of Hope

Commemorating the dead seems to be the only action we’re capable of.

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Republicans Have Turned America Into a Killing Field

Republicans keep the country ricocheting from one gun violence tragedy to another.

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In the U.S., Backlash to Civil Rights Era Made Guns a Political Third Rail

Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.

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Roxane Gay: The Uvalde Shooting Shows America’s Deep Incivility

There is nothing more uncivilized than the political establishment’s inurement to the constancy of mass shootings.

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Anguished Father Says 10-Year-Old Was ‘Always Smiling’

The first names of the victims from Tuesday’s shooting started being released by grieving family members. Police have yet to release a list.

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19 Murdered Children

Gun violence has killed more children and destroyed another community.

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The Stupefying Tally of American Gun Violence

An attack at a Buffalo supermarket. A California church pierced by gunfire. And now 19 elementary school students killed in Uvalde, Texas.

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