• The Uvalde schools Superintendent recommended that police chief Pete Arredondo be fired. 
  • Arredondo was in charge of overseeing the police response to the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary. 
  • The school board will discuss his termination at a special meeting on July 23 at 10 a.m.

The superintendent of the Uvalde, Texas, Consolidated Independent School District is recommending that Pete Arredondo — the district police chief who oversaw the response to the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary — be fired from his post, an agenda for an upcoming school board meeting says. 

The last item on the July 23 meeting agenda reads: "Discussion and possible action regarding termination for good cause as recommended by the Superintendent of the non-certified contract of Pete Arredondo." 

UCSID Superintendent Hal Harrell did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. 

The board will meet at 10 a.m. this Saturday to discuss the matter. 

According to CNN, a source close to the matter said the board notified Arredondo of the pending discussion on Tuesday. 

The source added that the school board is poised to terminate Arredondo. 

Arredondo has been the center of criticism around the police response to the elementary school shooting that killed 19 students and two teachers. 

According to multiple reports, it took over an hour for nearly 400 police who responded to the shooting to neutralize and kill the 18-year-old gunman who entered school grounds and opened fire into adjoining fourth grade classrooms. 

Arredondo admitted to ditching his radios outside of the school out of fear that they would slow him down, thwarting communication and further contributing to the chaotic response. 

In a June meeting before the Texas Senate, DPS Director Col. Steven McCraw called the police response an "abject failure."

McCraw went on to place all of the blame for the failure on Arredondo — the on-scene commander during the event — saying he "decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children."

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