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So nothing’s changed?


Finally, after a month, Pete Arredondo seems to be facing some consequences. But:

Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District police Chief Pete Arredondo has been placed on administrative leave amid criticism of the law enforcement response to the worst school shooting in Texas history.

Uvalde CISD Superintendent Hal Harrell announced the move in a news release Wednesday, just more than four weeks after the shooting.

Arredondo has come under scrutiny for his response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, during which officers took over an hour to enter the room where the shooter killed 19 children and two teachers.

Anne Marie Espinoza, director of communications and marketing for the school district, would not confirm if the leave was paid or unpaid.

The obvious inference here is that Arredondo is being “held accountable” by going from being paid for doing nothing to being paid for doing nothing.

Well, to be Scrupulously Fair “actively preventing people who aren’t too chickenshit to try to stop a gunman from shooting children from trying” isn’t, strictly speaking, “nothing,” so I guess still a net win for the community.

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