A school building stands behind a tree with an American flag and crime scene tape at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas Monday, May 30, 2022.
On May 24, 2022, an 18-year-old entered the school and fatally shot several children and teachers.
The 50-year-old Arredondo has spent much of a nearly 30-year career in law enforcement in Uvalde, returning in 2020 to take the head police job at the school district.
When Arredondo was a boy, Maria Gonzalez used to drive him and her children to the same school where the shooting happened.
According to the Uvalde school district’s website, the police force led by Arredondo also has five other officers and a security guard. »