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Five takeaways from Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo’s interview with The Texas Tribune

This week, Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo and his attorney granted an exclusive interview to The Texas Tribune to detail his version of what happened inside Robb Elementary School on May 24, when a shooter killed 21 people.

Students flee and authorities help others evacuate after a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on May 24, 2022.

Arredondo never thought he was incident commander

The decision to leave the radio was intentional 

He was thwarted by a door 

His strategy was to save as many children as possible 

Law enforcement experts said Arredondo made critical mistakes 

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