Police Chief fired in Texas over school shooting

A police chief accused of botching the response to the fatal shooting in May of nineteen school children and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas, has been sacked.

The local school board voted unanimously to fire Pete Arredondo.

His lawyers said in a written statement that he had been unaware anyone was inside the classrooms with the shooter.

Mr. Arredondo has previously argued that he did not think he was the official in charge at the time of the attack.