Uvalde School Superintendent Announces Retirement After New Details After Robb Elementary Massacre

Hal Harrell, the superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, announced his retirement on Monday, according to a Facebook post by his wife Donna Goets Harrell.

I am truly grateful for your support and well wishes. My decision to retire was not taken lightly and was made after much prayer and conscience," the post read.

"My wife and I love all of you and the community in which we both grew up and so this decision was difficult for us."

Harrell has been under investigation since the May 24 shooting at Robb Elementary School, in which 19 students and two teachers were killed.

STORYONYOU tried to ask him questions about recruiting a Texas Department of Public Safety agent under investigation for his response to the Rob shooting, and he responded by saying, "I think I enjoy it now." I'm leaving, thanks."

During the meeting, the board went into closed session to discuss Harrell's replacement and, upon returning to the public part of the meeting, voted unanimously to adopt a resolution to seek a new superintendent. According to the Facebook post, Harrell will remain until a successor is named.