"You could never ask a child to return or a teacher to return to that school," stressed the mayor, without making it clear when the facilities will be dismantled, reported a note from Actualidad RT.
During Tuesday's meeting of the city council, McLaughlin strongly criticized the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), Colonel Steve McCraw, after accusing him of publishing selective information about the massacre that occurred at the school, focusing on blaming the forces of the order.
"At each briefing McCraw omits the number of his own officers and rangers who were on scene that day," the mayor said.
McLaughlin considers that the police chief "has an agenda and it is not to present a complete report on what happened and give objective answers to the families of this community", quoted Reuters.
Likewise, he indicated that neither he nor other officials were informed of how the investigation into the case was progressing; he further stated that although he had been asked to refrain from sharing details about it, he stated that from now on he would begin to release information as it becomes available.
Wrong decision: more than 70 minutes
At Tuesday's Texas Senate public hearing, Col. McCraw said school district Police Chief Pete Arredondo made "the wrong call" when he opted not to storm the classroom for more than 70 minutes.
"Three minutes after the subject entered the west building, there were a sufficient number of armed officers in bulletproof vests to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject," said the head of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
According to what was stated by the head of the Security Department, the district police chief put the lives of the officers before that of the children.
"The only thing that prevented a group of dedicated officers from entering room 111 and 112 was the commander on scene, who decided to put the lives of the officers before that of the children," he stressed.
In this sense, he explained that Arredondo kept the officers away from the classroom door for 40 minutes to avoid shots.
Given these statements, Mayor Don McLaughlin emphasized that after knowing the actions of the police officers, the anger and frustration of the residents of Uvalde has been increasing.