School Board Approves Resignation of Uvalde Superintendent
(RepublicanNews.org) – On May 24, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos reportedly shot his grandmother before traveling to Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, with guns in hand and mowed down 19 children and two teachers. The police force faced considerable backlash for their lack of action that day, and the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District (UCISD) suspended them all on October 7.
On October 19, the UCISD also accepted retirement terms from Uvalde School Superintendent Hal Harrell. The group did not, however, reveal any further details or say when the official would depart from his position. Harrell said the events in May broke his heart, and he wanted to retire.
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The superintendent wrote a statement on his wife’s social media account stating he thought about what he should do after serving in Uvalde for so long — more than three decades. Harrell was originally going to leave at the close of the school year anyway, but the tragedy and the controversy that followed led him to step away from his position. The official won’t leave immediately but will stay until his successor’s appointment.
It’s unknown how long the school police officers in Uvalde will remain on suspension or whether they will return at all. In the meantime, the UCISD has requested that the Texas Department of Public Safety post troopers at the schools and during after-school events for security purposes.
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