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Uvalde School Shooting

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022. The tragedy evokes memories of the Sandy Hook school schooling in Newtown, Connecticut, a decade earlier.

The Uvalde school shooting highlights the need for ongoing active shooter response training for law enforcement. Several resources can be found in this compilation of active shooter training-focused content. All first responders are encouraged to embrace communication around the impact of such difficult incidents on their mental health.

Learn more about the Uvalde school shooting and related expert analysis below.

A detailed analysis of the Uvalde incident unveils critical flaws in active shooter response, offering vital insights for law enforcement agencies nationwide
A recent documentary features the words of the officers who responded to the shooting, as well as a multitude of recordings of 911 callers and radio transmissions made during the event. Here’s what we can learn
While much attention is given to responding to attacks in progress, increased research provides hope for earlier intervention and prevention of school violence
Changes the department has enacted since the 2022 shooting at Robb Elementary include replacing equipment and updating and extending officer training
“An active shooter with access to victims should never be considered and treated as a barricaded subject,” the report says
Reporters reviewed nearly 150 different officer accounts, as well as hours of body camera footage and 911 calls
The cousin of the gunman responsible for the deadly Uvalde school shooting was arrested after his family told police he was trying to buy a gun and “do the same thing”
To improve school safety against active shooters, we must work on prevention, disruption and response through a multitude of options
Regardless of where an incident occurs, agencies invariably face inquiries from community members and the media about their preparedness and response
Law enforcement must continue to keep these low-frequency, high-consequence events at the forefront of their training
Under the bill, teachers and staff would need to take courses in first aid, firearms training and mental health training
Dilley Police Chief Homer Delgado had overseen out-of-town officers after the Uvalde school shooting
Some LE cars were left locked and couldn’t quickly be moved, forcing medics to try various routes to the school, crisscrossing through residents’ yards
Lt. Mariano Pargas is the second police leader to leave law enforcement in the fallout following the police response to the shooting at Robb Elementary School
Josh Gutierrez, who has served as an emergency management coordinator in other school districts, has experience as both a LEO and educator
Lt. Mariano Pargas spoke with a dispatcher at 12:16 p.m; it wasn’t until 12:50 p.m. that officers entered the room and killed the gunman
No details were offered about the officer’s role at the scene of the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School or the specific reason he was fired
Officials requested additional Texas DPS troopers to patrol schools during the transition after “recent developments” prompted the changes
A school police officer hired after the massacre was not only on campus during the May attack as a Texas state trooper, but under investigation over her actions
Three new safety measures include a communications tower, tactical equipment and ballistic shields
Tulsa deputies have two of the new tools with more to come
“This SRO will not wait at all — no hesitation, no asking for permission to go in — to address an active shooter or any intruder on a school campus,” Sheriff Marcos López said
Chief Pete Arredondo is the first officer dismissed over the law enforcement response to the May 24 tragedy
“We can breach that classroom or that door as quickly as possible to get in and stop or neutralize a threat,” sheriff said
“I encourage all eligible LE agencies to apply for this additional funding as we work together to keep all Texans safe,” Gov. Greg Abbott said
“I talked to them before the school year started and told them, ‘You will risk your lives for the safety of our community.’ They get that,” Sheriff John Mina said
The department will create policies and procedures to ensure the equipment is only used during an active shooter event or emergency situation
Chief Pedro Lopez said his 200 officers need ballistic shields, rifles and ammunition in order to stop a school shooter
Enhancing individual and organizational performance is founded upon full comprehension of the “how” and “why” performance did not meet expectations