West News Wire: Mandy Gutierrez, principal of Robb Elementary School in Texas, was suspended with pay on Monday, according to her attorney, Ricardo Cedillo.

A special legislative investigation into the May 24 school tragedy discovered that Gutierrez was aware of security issues prior to a shooter entering the school and killing 19 children and two instructors, but she did not have them repaired.

District authorities refused to comment on the suspension or its implications.

Gutierrez replaces Pete Arredondo, the school district’s police chief, who is still on unpaid administrative leave. Arredondo has been recommended for dismissal by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District.

According to her lawyer, Ricardo Cedillo, Mandy Gutierrez, the principle of Robb Elementary School in Texas, was placed on paid leave on Monday.

A special legislative inquiry into the school shooting on May 24 found that Gutierrez knew about security problems before a shooter entered the building and killed 19 students and two teachers, but she did not have them fixed.

District officials declined to offer their opinions on the suspension or its ramifications.

Pete Arredondo, the school district’s police chief, is replaced by Gutierrez. Arredondo is currently out on unpaid administrative leave. The Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District has recommended that Arredondo be fired.

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