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Community members demand answer during emergency Uvalde city council meeting

Posted at 7:03 AM, Jun 08, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 10:42:39-04

At an emergency Uvalde City Council meeting Tuesday night, community members demanded information from key officials.

Uvalde's mayor Don McLaughlin said he is also frustrated, and he is demanding answers.

Noticeably absent at the meeting was newly-elected councilmember and UCISD chief of police Pete Arredondo, and district attorney Christina Busbee, who is now overseeing the investigation. She has yet to speak publicly.

A Robb Elementary school teacher also has also spoken about what happened the day of the shooting. In an emotional interview with a network morning show, he said his 11 students were all shot and killed.

"That's when I got to thinking, you know?" said Arnulfo Reyes. "This family lost one, this family lost one. I lost 11 that day. I went to the parents -- I'm sorry. I tried my best. I did what I was told to do. Please don't be angry with me.”

Parents are also sharing their experiences. Angeli Rose Gomez was captured on video running into the school to find her kids. She said police were not acting quickly enough.

"I didn't see not one cop running with me or not one cop run in there with me," Gomez said. "They weren't doing nothing.”

Local attorney Thomas J. Henry will represent four families whose students were injured in the shooting in a lawsuit filed against the estate of the gunman.