Shootout Between Texas School Gunman And Deputies Lasted 25 Minutes

Shootout between Texas school gunman and deputies lasted 25 minutes

Shootout between Texas school gunman and deputies lasted 25 minutes

According to, Abbott also hosted a raffle in October 2015 during his first year as governor.

Abbott also said Pagourtzis wanted to commit suicide, citing the suspect's journals, but lacked the courage to do so.

"Nothing's going to ever drag us down", Shubert said, echoing the feelings of the Santa Fe community.

The two services unfolded a day after authorities officially released the names of the eight students and two teachers slain on Friday at Santa Fe High School, marking the fourth deadliest shooting at a public school in modern United States history.

The shooting suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrious Pagourtzis, was arrested on suspicion of capital murder and assault of a police officer.

J.J. Watt, a defensive end with the National Football League's Houston Texans, has told authorities he will pay the funeral expenses of those killed, NFL officials confirmed.

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Meanwhile, hundreds attended a service Houston's Muslim community held for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old exchange student from Pakistan who talked about one day becoming a diplomat.

"Even through her death, she will continue to be a diplomat". Her body was to be returned to Karachi.

"I want people to know how real and how terrifying and how painful and how possible this is", Delgado said. Maybe no law would have stopped what happened today, but that doesn't mean that we can't do better.

"We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out", Acevedo told CBS' Face the Nation.

"I think every parent probably instinctively knows they don't know everything about their kids, but when you find out something like this ... it's extremely hard", Poehl said. This is the American people. And we can put a man on the moon and aircraft on Mars.

The shooter was hiding a shotgun underneath a long coat Friday morning when he walked onto the campus, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said at news conference Friday afternoon.

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"We have 50 million abortions", he told CNN on Sunday. "Based on all the research we have done, 97 percent, according to psychologists and psychiatrists ... of teenagers view video games, and 85 percent of those video games are violent", Patrick said Sunday.

He promised "swift and meaningful action" to "ensure that we will build a pathway to reforms so that other students will not have to live through a nightmare like these students had to go through".

Even so, the Santa Fe shooting does not fit the models we have seen before, most recently the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.

The mother of Shana Fisher, one of the victims, believes her daughter was specifically targeted.

"He kept making advances on her and she repeatedly told him no", said Ms Rodriguez. "I was just here in Texas in November 10 in Sutherland, Texas where 26 people were murdered, why am I having to do so much". In statement released Monday, the discussions will include a variety of participants, including students, parents, legislators, law enforcement, mental health experts, school administrators that participate in the state's school marshal program and "interest groups that advocate for and against further gun regulations".

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