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Texas Governor Abbott Announces 30 Additional Officer Hires for Uvalde School District

Police deploy in a hallway.
Texas plans to take some new precautions following the Uvalde School shooting, including adding dozens of police officers to school district patrols. Handout via Uvalde City Police Department/REUTERS

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott } In response to the Uvalde School shooting, we have taken several new precautions, including adding dozens of police officers to the Uvalde School District patrol.

According to Abbott's statement, the Texas Department of Public Safety "deployed more than 30 of his law enforcement officers throughout the campuses of the Uvalde Unified Independent School District (UCISD). and for a new purpose." School year. "

"The start of the school year should be an exciting time for students and teachers, and Texas is working to provide that for Uvalde and his community," Abbott said. I'm here. “As the new school year begins, we must ensure that students, parents, and all dedicated school personnel can look forward to new opportunities to learn and grow. We will continue to work to provide all available support and resources to keep us going.”

Greg Abbott.
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Police at Robb Elementary.
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Police at Robb Elementary.
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Press release to establish a "long-term family resilience center" to provide mental health services in Uvalde and $1.25 million for trauma counseling and other steps taken to stem future school shootings. Community outreach at the Uvalde School District.

Texas legislators investigating police response to shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde in late May that killed 19 students and two teachers The committee released a 77-page report. In July, it detailed "systemic failures" and "poor decision-making" from stakeholders.

The survey criticized the inaction of state and federal law enforcement agencies, which accounted for the majority of police officers who responded. According to the report, 91 state troopers, his 149 from the U.S. Border Patrol, 25 Uvalde City police officers, 16 deputy sheriffs, and 5 officers from the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Department. responded to crime.

The Commission found that law enforcement failed to quickly confront suspects and retreated to safety after being shot and backed up.

"They did not put saving the lives of innocent victims before their own safety," the report said.