Texas Public Safety officials are expected to provide an update on the Uvalde school shooting

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas public safety officials are expected to further discuss the Uvalde school shooting at an open meeting Thursday.

The Commission of Public Safetya five-member group that leads the Texas Department of Public Safety plans to meet at DPS headquarters in downtown Austin at 9 a.m. Agenda documents list that there is an “Uvalde Update” under the “directors’ report” portion of the meeting.

This comes after at least seven DPS officers in Texas were under investigation for their response to the May 24 shooting that killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. The DPS does not disclose names or information about them.

Last week, Sergeant Juan Maldonado became the first DPS officer to be fired for his response to a mass shooting. He was one of the first to respond to the school.

Earlier this month, another former DPS officer under investigation for his response, Crimson Elizondo, was found to be employed by the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School Police Department, according to records obtained by KXAN. The district then fired Elizondo following media reports of her hiring.

A total of ninety-one DPS troopers responded to Robb Elementary that day after reports of an active shooter.

Community members who wish to view Thursday’s meeting can do so online using Texas DPS YouTube Channel.

KXAN attended the PSC meeting. We’ll update this story with more details from that meeting.

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