Students lay flowers, photos at Texas school memorial

  • Students lay flowers, photos at Texas school memorial

Students lay flowers, photos at Texas school memorial

Texas leaders were starting off a hard week Monday following the Santa Fe High School shooting that left 10 dead by staking out vastly different positions on the future of gun control in the state and the nation.

A 17-year-old student is being held on capital murder charges in Friday's fatal shooting of eight students and two staff members at Santa Fe High School, south of Houston.

The gunman who opened fire inside Santa Fe High School Friday morning allegedly repeated "another one bites the dust" during the carnage, one survivor said.

Pagourtzis fatally shot 10 students and educators and injured 13 others early Friday in the classrooms and hallways of Santa Fe High School, according to authorities.

Shana Fisher (16), who was one of the first victims. "She should be getting her first auto, not a funeral".

"You have the necessary exits for fire, of course", Mr. Patrick said, "but we have to funnel our students into our schools so we can put eyes on them".

"He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no", she told the Los Angeles Times.

Rodriguez said that her daughter stood up to him and "embarrassed him in class".

In Santa Fe on Sunday, many churches and businesses had signs outside with messages such as "Santa Fe strong" and "Santa Fe ISD we are here for you". These discussions will take place Tuesday through Thursday in the state Capitol and will include "parents, teachers, students, legislators, and interest groups that advocate for and against further gun regulations".

He made no mention of taking any legislative steps to curb guns, something most Republicans have long opposed.

Among the victims are a substitute teacher and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan.

The sheriff said the two school resource officers, who arrived at the school about four minutes after the shooting started and engaged the suspected shooter, were "heroes".

"We have 50 million abortions", he told CNN on Sunday. But this time, the graduates they were sending off to their next venture had just endured what was referred to as "pure evil" only a few days before.

"About five or six days ago, she said, 'Mom, if there were a shooter in my school and they came in and shot, I would haunt him forever if he killed me.' So I think she [had] some kind of clue that something was going to happen". My family is all in if we can do this at scale. But she said something must be done or more children will die in shootings, and even more will survive them and be left to feel guilty, like she does, for laughing, for having fun, for being a kid.

Of the Pagourtzis family, Poehl said "it's been a very tough day for them".

Investigators were searching a trailer nearby where it is believed explosive devices were assembled, according to a law enforcement source, who says a pressure cooker was found.