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Uvalde schools superintendent appoints lieutenant Mike Hernandez as interim police chief

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Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell announced this week that Lieutenant Mike Hernandez will become the interim school police chief in Uvalde after Pete Arredondo was placed on administrative leave.

Hernandez is a Uvalde native and 35-year law enforcement veteran who worked in various positions for the Uvalde Police Dertment and Uvalde County Sheriff’s Office before joining the school district’s police force.

“I have grown through the ranks from trolman to detective, lieutenant, captain, and have served as interim chief for the Uvalde Police Dertment,” Hernandez said in a camign video for the Uvalde County Sheriff in 2020, an election that he lost by just 60 votes.

Hernandez retired in 2016 from the Uvalde Police Dertment, which said at the time that he “has always been quick to lend a hand, and imrt his knowledge and wisdom to all who asked.”

In March, Hernandez hosted an active shooter training at Uvalde High School along with school district police officer Ruben Ruiz, whose wife was killed in last month’s attack at Robb Elementary School.

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“Our overall goal is to train every Uvalde area law enforcement officer so that we can prere as best as possible for any situation that may arise,” the Uvalde school district police dertment wrote on Facebook about the training in March.

The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Police Dertment hosted an active shooter training at Uvalde High School in March.

Harrell, the superintendent, said Wednesday that he originally wanted to wait until the investigation into last month’s shooting was complete before making personnel decisions, but decided to go ahead and place Arredondo on leave due to “the lack of clarity that remains and the unknown timing. of when I will receive the results of the investigations. “

“Lieutenant Mike Hernandez will assume the duties of the UCISD Chief of Police. We will continue to seek qualified candidates to join our police dertment as we prere for the new school year,” Harrell said Tuesday.

UVALDE SHOOTING: OFFICER WHOSE WIFE WAS SHOT WAS DISARMED AND ‘ESCORTED’ AWAY, TEXAS DPS CHIEF SAYS

Arredondo, who identified Texas DPS as the on-scene commander during the shooting, has been sharply criticized by state law enforcement officials and the Uvalde community for his response to the massacre.

Uvalde School Police Chief Pete Arredondo, third from left, stands during a news conference outside of the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, Texas Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw told a Texas Senate committee on Tuesday that there were enough law enforcement officers with body armor at the school within three minutes of the gunman going inside.

“The only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering Room 111, and 112, was the on-scene commander, who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children,” McCraw said Tuesday.

Arredondo told the Texas Tribune earlier this month in his only public comments since the massacre that he didn’t think of himself as the on-scene commander and “didn’t issue any orders.”

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