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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting
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Uvalde School Board Fires Police Chief After Mass Shooting

By ACACIA CORONADO, Associated PressUVALDE, Texas (AP) — The Uvalde school district fired police chief Pete Arredondo on Wednesday under mounting pressure in the grieving Texas town to punish officers over letting a gunman at Robb Elementary School remain in a fourth-grade classroom for more than an hour with an AR-15 style rifle as 19 children and two teachers were killed.In a unanimous vote, the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District’s board of trustees fired Arredondo in an auditorium of parents and survivors of the May 24 massacre. Arredondo, who did not attend the meeting, becomes the first officer to lose his job following one of the deadliest classroom shootings in U.S. history.His ouster came three months to the day after the tragedy, and less than two weeks before stud...
North Dakota School Board Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance
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North Dakota School Board Reinstates Pledge of Allegiance

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The school board in North Dakota's most populous city reversed course Thursday on its decision to stop reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at its monthly meetings, following complaints from conservative lawmakers along with widespread bashing from citizens around the country..Seven of the nine members of the Fargo Board of Education, including four newcomers who took office in June, voted last week to nix a previous board edict that was approved a couple of months before the election. The new board agreed with member Seth Holden, who said the pledge did not align with the district's diversity and inclusion code in part because the phrase “under God” does not include all faiths.North Dakota Republican Gov. Doug Burgum earlier this week promoted new legislation that would...