10 Killed, 10 Injured in Texas School Shooting

By Melanie Arter | May 18, 2018 | 3:55pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - Ten people are dead and another 10 injured when a gunman opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday morning.

The suspected shooter, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis was taken into custody and another suspect was detained. Both were students at Santa Fe High School.

According to witnesses, the shooting took place inside an art class around 8am during the first period.

During opening remarks at the White House Prison Reform Summit on Friday, President Donald Trump expressed “sadness and heartbreak” over the shooting.

“Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Just took place moments ago. We're closely monitoring the situation, and federal authorities are coordinating with local officials. This has been going on too long in our country. Too many years, too many decades now,” Trump said.

“We grieve for the terrible loss of life, and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack. To the students, families, teachers, and personnel at Santa Fe High: We're with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever,” the president said.

“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others. Everyone must work together, at every level of government, to keep our children safe. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. Very sad day. Very, very sad,” he said.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Texas) also expressed grief over the shooting, saying, “No community should have to endure this.”

“Our hearts are filled with grief over this horrific loss of life. We are thinking of all the students, educators, families, and first responders affected by the attack at Santa Fe High School. No community should have to endure this. It is a tragedy,” Ryan said.

“While we need to learn more about what took place here, it is urgent that we implement the reforms Congress recently passed to make schools safer and keep deadly weapons away from those who should not have them. This is a time to come together in support of the Santa Fe community,” he said.

 

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