Category: Uvalde

Uvalde Survivors File $27 Billion Lawsuit Against Texas Officials, Officers Over Response to Mass Shooting

Survivors of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, have filed a $27 billion class-action lawsuit against multiple law enforcement officials in the state. This comes six months after the killings, which were the deadliest U.S. school shooting in almost a decade. Nineteen children and two teachers we killed by the gunman in May. The lawsuit was filed…


Mother of Uvalde Shooting Victim Files Lawsuit Against School District, Police, Gun Store, and Gun Manufacturer

The mother of a 10-year-old girl killed in the Uvalde school shooting has filed a lawsuit against the school district, law enforcement officers, a gun manufacturer, and the store where the weapon was purchased. Sandra Torres’ daughter Eliahna was one of 19 children and two teachers who died during the mass shooting at Robb Elementary…


Uvalde Mother Sues Police, Gunmaker in School Shooting

WASHINGTON—The last conversation Sandra Torres had with her 10-year-old daughter was about her nervous excitement over whether she’d make the all-star softball team. Hours later, Eliahna Torres was one of 19 children and two teachers fatally shot at their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. With little closure and few answers about law enforcement’s 77-minute wait…


Acting Uvalde Police Chief During School Shooting Steps Down

DALLAS—The Uvalde officer who was leading the city’s police department during the hesitant law enforcement response to an elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers has stepped down, a city spokeswoman said. Lt. Mariano Pargas retired on Thursday afternoon after 18 years working for the city, according to spokeswoman Gina Eisenberg. She…


New Location, Design of Robb Elementary School Approved 6 Months After Mass Shooting

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District in Texas has approved the location and design of a new school to replace Robb Elementary, nearly six months after 19 students and two teachers were killed in a mass shooting. The site selection and conceptual design were approved during a school board meeting on Nov. 16, officials said in an emailed statement to…


LIVE NOW: Texas Commission Holds Hearing on Uvalde Shooting

Colonel Steven McGraw, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s top official, delivers an update to the Texas Public Safety Commission on DPS officers’ actions responding to the May massacre at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school. Relatives of victims are expected to speak at the meeting. * Click the “Save” button below the video to access…


Texas Commission Holds Hearing on Uvalde Shooting

Colonel Steven McGraw, the Texas Department of Public Safety’s top official, delivers an update to the Texas Public Safety Commission on DPS officers’ actions responding to the May massacre at a Uvalde, Texas elementary school. Relatives of victims are expected to speak at the meeting. * Click the “Save” button below the video to access…


Uvalde Superintendent’s 30-Year Career Ends as School Board Accepts His Retirement

Hal Harrell, superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) in Texas, has officially retired after the Uvalde school board unanimously voted to accept his decision on Wednesday. The board on Wednesday voted for Gary Patterson to serve as the interim superintendent until a permanent replacement is found. Harrell, a 30-year employee of the school district, announced on Oct….


Uvalde School Chief Plans to Retire After Community Outrage

UVALDE, Texas—Uvalde’s school district superintendent announced Monday he plans to resign by the end of the academic year, following months of community outrage over the handling of a mass shooting at a local school. “My heart was broken on May 24th,” Hal Harrell said in a statement. The Uvalde school board voted unanimously Monday evening…


Uvalde Suspends Entire School Police Force; NYC Mayor Declares State of Emergency Over Illegal Immigrants | NTD Evening News

The Uvalde school district suspended its entire school police force on Oct. 7, months after the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 people. New York City Mayor Eric Adams is declaring a state of emergency over the influx of illegal immigrants arriving on buses from border states. * Click the “Save” button…