More help on the way for families in Uvalde as schools reopen
When school resumed in Uvalde last week, students entered a new reality – dozens of police officers standing guard outside, eight-foot fences surrounding buildings and security monitors regularly checking that windows and doors are locked. Mental health counselors are ready and new public funds are funding a program to help identify struggling students.
The city is also different. Robb Elementary, where an armed teenager killed 19 students and two teachers in late May, has been closed. A new Resilience Center offers counseling and other support inside the Uvalde County Fairplex. Pedro “Pete” Arredondo, who headed the town’s tiny school police department and was recently elected to the city council, is out of a job.