More fallout from the Uvalde, TX, mass shooting has taken place.
The principal of Robb Elementary School, Mandy Gutierrez, has been suspended.
Many of us see her just as much at fault as the police commanders that failed to order the breach, maybe even more so.
This suspension was a long-time coming.
As the principal of the school, it was Gutierrez’s responsibility to make sure all teachers followed safety protocols all the time.
The day of the shooting was a perfect example.
A teacher had propped open one of the doors to unload her car, which violated security protocols.
These were learned habits because Gutierrez allowed them to take place over and over and over again.
This suspension, and hopefully dismissal, comes as a result of the scathing 77-page report on the shooting.
On this, it read, “The school’s five-foot tall exterior fence was inadequate to meaningfully impede an intruder.
“While the school had adopted security policies to lock exterior doors and internal classroom doors, there was a regrettable culture of noncompliance by school personnel who frequently propped doors open and deliberately circumvented locks.
“At a minimum, school administrators and school district police tacitly condoned this behavior as they were aware of these unsafe practices and did not treat them as serious infractions requiring immediate correction.
“In fact, the school actually suggested circumventing the locks as a solution for the convenience of substitute teachers and others who lacked their own keys.”
Convenience over safety. Self-preservation over duty.
That is why those children are dead.
Source: Fox News