Sheriff reveals the moment officers confronted Santa Fe High School gunman

Same grief, different outcomes: Texas mulls school safety

The claim comes from one of the victims' mother.

Abbott said Friday afternoon that police were investigating two residences near the school and had found explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail, at a home and in a vehicle. The problem is hearts without God.

Amy Nichols, left, comforts Santa Fe High School junior Paige Keenan during a prayer vigil following the shooting rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis at the Texas school.

Santa Fe school district officials said teachers and support staff will return to school on May 23, and students will return May 29.

The state's 20-year dominance by the Republican Party all but guarantees the meetings will be dominated by calls to boost school security and "harden" campuses - an idea backed by the NRA - instead of demands for gun restrictions, said Cal Jillson, political science professor at Southern Methodist University.

Angelique Ramirez attended Santa Fe's Dayspring Church along with her family. "Even the young people from Santa Fe are not full-throated advocates of gun control to keep the children safe". The suspect, a 17-year-old student, is in custody and faces multiple murder charges. Her T-shirt had "Santa Fe Strong" stenciled on the front and the victims' names on the back. "Please make sure this doesn't happen again". He is charged with capital murder of 10 people - eight students and two teachers.

"A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like", she wrote.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a press conference the shooter is now in the Galveston County Jail under suicide watch.

Substitute teacher with 'lust for life' among Texas school shooting victims
He said his son had told him he had acted on his own, and had spared "the kids who were the good kids so they can tell his story". The other students killed were Christian Garcia (15), Shana Fisher (16), Christopher Stone (17) and Kim Vaughan.

"If the death penalty were on the table within the punishment range, I believe that we would be seeking it in this case", Roady said.

"If they are smart enough to teach our kids, they should be smart enough to see when something is badly wrong with someone", Thomas said of the teachers of Santa Fe High School.

Ten people were also injured in the attack, said Texas Governor Greg Abbott. Since 2013, Texas has reduced the cost and hours of training needed to be licensed to carry a handgun, allowed "open carry" for handgun license holders, and allowed concealed handguns in college classrooms and dorms.

The webpage promoting the contest, which was launched on May 1, no longer has a picture of Abbott holding a shotgun, a change that was made following the massacre. A photograph of the governor aiming a shotgun was removed. The group of students also held signs demanding stricter gun laws.

"We can't do gun violence prevention without being optimistic".

Conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt (who is also a contributing columnist at The Washington Post), pointed out that the killer did not use an assault rifle and argued that some of the gun-control methods in popular proposals wouldn't have had any impact.

Abbott is running for re-election in November. I've worn a gun over 40 years.

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