The gunfire tearing through Santa Fe High School didn't stop for half an hour. Her relatives said she would have wanted faculty and students, "to do not forget to keep their hearts open, to discuss their feelings with family members, friends, and counselors in order to successfully conquer this tragedy".
Eight students and two teachers were killed. (Gun ownership rates, for instance, have declined in recent decades.) Yet the homicide rate in the middle of the 20th century was much lower and school massacres were, if not unheard of, at least extremely rare.
The school district's police officers got to the area of the school just four minutes after the shooting started, and officials exchanged gunfire with the suspect for almost half an hour.
He also said autopsy reports won't be released while the case is pending.
Candi Thurman, who says she was Fisher's aunt, said in a tweet the teen was in art class at the time of the shooting. I couldn't believe it. Her father, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, said she wanted to be a diplomat to represent her country.
Cynthia Tisdale, 63, was the second substitute teacher killed in the deadly attack.
The suspect yelled 'Woo Hoo!'
Authorities have identified the gunman as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17. The.38 caliber handgun was purchased in the early 1990s, the official said.
Deedra Van Ness' daughter, Isabelle Laymance, survived the shooting by hiding in a classroom closet.
"A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like", she said. Pagourtzis is in custody and has been charged with capital murder, officials said. He has not entered a plea. "Our conversations have been very stuck in the immediacy of the moment", Nicholas Poehly, one of Pagourtzis' attorneys, said.
Farris said her niece should be doing all the things teenagers do.
The suspect won't face the death penalty if he is convicted.
"Be sure that your kids and grandkids or anyone who might have access to your home can not get your guns", Patrick said on "State of the Union". Kill people. ... The vast majority [of psychologists and psychiatrists] will tell you it leads them to become numb to violence, to have less empathy to their victims and be more aggressive. "No, but it obviously is part of the problem".
Chris played football and enjoyed video games.
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North tells "Fox News Sunday" that authorities are trying "like the dickens" to treat symptoms instead of going after the disease. We have families that are broken apart, no fathers at home. "Today was a down day, so we're still in prayer", Braun said.
Despite the fact that Rodriguez's story is unable to be corroborated - which itself was even mentioned in the Los Angeles Times article - the headline for the story reads "Texas school shooter killed girl who turned down his advances and embarrassed him in class, her mother says". "We've done a good job since 9/11 of protecting government buildings, and airports, and private buildings, but we have not done anything to harden the target at our schools", he said. A better, more thoughtful approach would involve recognizing that while guns have been a constant in American life, something else has changed - and then figuring out how to change it back.
"Some people are saying you can't prevent guns with guns", Ybarra said.
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