Texas schools tighten security after deadly shooting

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Investigators are still trying to determine what led a gunman to open fire at the school last Friday, killing at least 10 people.

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. "It's not a gun-law issue".

Those affected by the November shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs will take part, as well as the January school shooting in Italy, Texas, and the 2016 suicide at Alpine High School in Brewster County.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis has confessed, police have said.

Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Santa Fe student Shana Fisher who was killed in the attack, has said in media accounts that her 16-year-old daughter had rejected four months of aggressive advances from Pagourtzis. "We need to take pragmatic action to keep guns in the right hands".

Greg Abbott this week convenes the first of his planned roundtable discussions to come up with laws to protect people from gun violence, it could mark a turning point for the state.

To prevent these horrors from continuing to happen, experts like Khubchandani and DeLadesmo believe there has to be improvement in how adults, including school administrators, handle these situations. Neither the original shotgun giveaway language nor the Abbott picture appears on the page, which says the entry period for the contest will run from May 1-31. "I look forward to hearing from all sides of the debate, and from expert perspectives on these issues".

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"His whole reputation as governor has been built around Second Amendment issues", Scruggs said.

A group of teenagers urged him to do more, staging a "die-in" outside Abbott's residence in Austin.

No official motive has been announced for the massacre, the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a United States school in modern history. Students at schools throughout Houston stood and bowed their heads. Nurses and doctors did the same at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, where numerous victims were treated following the shooting.

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.

The massacre also claimed the lives of students Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student; Chris Stone; Angelique Ramirez; Christian Riley Garcia; Aaron Kyle McLeod; and Kimberly Vaughan. "It was all according to His plan; that's what I felt tonight". "The timing of it just seemed really bad".

"To the seniors, I would like to be able to tell you on your graduation, that you're going to embark on this life that is filled with happiness, and fun, and it's going to be wonderful for you", said Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady. And officials, rightfully, are not being specific on the details as they assess any continuing threats.

"You are entering into a war zone in this world, and it's a spiritual war zone", he said. "It feels like there's not much we can do in the amount of time we have".

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