Mayor of Uvalde unexpectedly steps down, citing confidential health concerns

Uvalde’s Mayor Resigns Amid Growing Pressure over School Shooting Response

Everardo Zamora, the Mayor Pro-Tem of Uvalde, Texas, will be taking over as mayor after Cody Smith resigned due to undisclosed health issues. Smith was elected in November following the tragic 2022 massacre at Robb Elementary School, where a teenage gunman killed 19 students and two teachers. In his statement released on Monday, Smith thanked the Uvalde community for their support during his ongoing medical issues and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve the city he loves.

The resignation of Smith comes amid growing pressure on city officials to address the failures in response to the school massacre. Reports surrounding the shooting and the police department’s handling of the situation have raised concerns within the community. Uvalde Police Chief Daniel Rodriguez also announced his resignation recently, further adding to tensions in the city.

The timing of Smith’s resignation, just before a City Council meeting, has sparked speculation about its relation to the Robb Elementary shooting report. Parents of victims like Brett Cross feel disheartened by this news and are seeking justice and accountability from city officials. The community is anxiously awaiting updates on the investigation and steps being taken to prevent such tragedies from happening again in the future.

In conclusion, Cody Smith’s resignation marks another step towards healing for Uvalde after last year’s massacre at Robb Elementary School. The city must continue its efforts towards recovery while addressing concerns around accountability and transparency for those involved in that day’s events.

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