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School district suspends entire Uvalde school police force

Officials requested additional Texas DPS troopers to patrol schools during the transition after “recent developments” prompted the changes


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By Ashley Silver

UVALDE, TexasAfter months of uncertainty following the devastating mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District announced the suspension of its school police force today effective immediately, according to CNN.

“The District has made the decision to suspend all activities of the Uvalde CISD Police Department for a period of time. Officers currently employed will fill other roles in the district,” the statement from district officials said.

The district will utilize other means to ensure safety for students within their school system.

“The District has requested the Texas Department of Public Safety to provide additional troopers for campus and extra-curricular activities,” the statement said according to CNN. “We are confident that staff and student safety will not be compromised during this transition.”

School officials said that “recent developments” prompted the unexpected changes.

The Associated Press reported this week that newly hired Uvalde school officer Crimson Elizondo, who was one of the state troopers under investigation for actions during the response to the Robb Elementary School shooting, had been fired.

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