Court records reveal that victims of the Uvalde school shooting, which left 21 people dead, have filed a lawsuit against local and state police, the city, and other school and law enforcement authorities demanding $27 billion due to delays in confronting the attacker.
According to the statement made by the school's superintendent on Wednesday, Pete Arredondo, who serves as the head of police for the Uvalde school district, has been put on administrative leave. The suspension will go into effect straight away.
He died of what his family described "a broken heart" two days after Irma Garcia, his wife of 24 years, was shot and killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Family members said that two teachers at a Texas elementary school were shot and killed while attempting to protect their kids.
On Tuesday, a shooter opened fire at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children and a teacher, authorities said, making it the deadliest school shooting since the Sandy Hook massacre ten years ago.