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Uvalde Mayor Resigns Amid School Shooting Debate; Community Calls for Accountability

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
Uvalde Mayor Unexpectedly Resigns Due to Unspecified Health Concerns

Uvalde, Texas has lost its mayor, Cody Smith, who resigned due to undisclosed health issues. Smith was elected in November following the 2022 school shooting at Robb Elementary School and ran on a platform of helping the city recover. His resignation is effective immediately and comes just before a City Council meeting that may involve discussions about the school shooting.

Mayor Pro-Tem Everardo Zamora will serve as mayor until a new one is elected on November 5th. Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez also announced his resignation, effective early April. The Uvalde community has been calling for accountability and justice in the wake of the school shooting, with a report by the Department of Justice pointing out several failures in the response to the shooting, while a separate report cleared the police of any wrongdoing.

Brett Cross, a father who lost his son in the shooting, expressed disappointment in Mayor Smith’s resignation. He believed that Smith was starting to communicate with families affected by the tragedy and work towards improving the community and achieving justice. Next month marks two years since the tragic events at Robb Elementary School and the Uvalde community continues to grapple with the aftermath of the shooting and their need for accountability and transparency from local leaders and law enforcement.

By Samantha Nguyen

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