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Angry Uvalde Parents Confront School Board

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Parents, family members, and Texas State Troopers attend Monday's special school board meeting in Uvalde, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 July 2022 09:56 AM EDT

Parents ripped into Uvalde, Texas school board members after a report strongly criticized the police response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary that left 21 dead.

The damning report, released Sunday, noted nearly 400 law enforcement officials rushed to the shooting at the school, but "egregiously poor decision-making" resulted in more than an hour of chaos before the gunman was finally confronted and killed, according to The Associated Press.

The report was prepared by an investigative committee from the Texas House of Representatives.

On Monday night, parents turned their wrath at the school board.

"Shame on you! Shame on you!" some family members of the slain children and teachers chanted at school board members at a special meeting Monday night, according to CBS News.

Brett Cross, whose 10-year-old niece, Uziyah Garcia, was among those murdered, tore into board members for not holding themselves accountable for the massacre.

He condemned them for not knowing school exit doors were locked to the outside and for not firing Pete Arredondo, the Uvalde Consolidated School District police chief.

"If he's not fired by noon tomorrow, I want your resignation and every single one of these board members because you don't give a damn about us or our children," Cross said to Superintendent Hal Harrell.

"I am disgusted with your leadership," Robb Elementary School parent Tina Ann Quintanilla-Taylor said at the meeting.

Her daughter, Mehle Taylor, 10, lost her best friend, Rogelio Torres, in the shooting spree, NBC News reported.

Uvalde High School student Jazmin Cazares, whose younger sister, Jaclyn, was among those killed, said: "What are you going to do to make sure I don't have to watch my friends die? What are you going to do make sure I don't have to wait 77 minutes bleeding out on the floor just like my sister did?"

Robb Elementary School parent Rachel Martinez said her daughter cries at any suggestion of returning to school.

"The failure falls on all of you," she told school board members.

Jeffrey Rodack

Jeffrey Rodack, who has nearly a half century in news as a senior editor and city editor for national and local publications, has covered politics for Newsmax for nearly seven years.

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