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Texas school shooting: Uvalde school principal placed on leave

UVALDE, Texas — The Uvalde School District placed the Robb Elementary School principal on paid administrative leave on Monday, according to the Associated Press.

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Robb Elementary School Principal Mandy Gutierrez’s attorney Ricardo Cedillo told the AP that she was placed on a paid administrative leave by the Uvalde school superintendent Hal Harrell on Monday.

Gutierrez was principal at Robb Elementary School the day a gunman went into the school and killed 21 people — Two teachers and 19 students.

According to the AP, Gutierrez was allegedly blamed in the report from the Texas House which was released last week, along with an assistant for knowing that the lock in the classroom where the May 24 deadly shootings happened was not working and there were no plans for it having it fixed.

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The AP said that Gutierrez’s attorney didn’t provide any additional information or comment. The AP also reached out to the Uvalde Consolidated Indendepent School District for comment, but has not yet heard back.

The school district on Monday also postponed the start of school for the district by three weeks until September 6, in order for officials from the district to have more time to replace Robb Elementary classrooms.

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