Texas Gov.'s Campaign Cancels Shotgun Giveaway After Santa Fe School Shooting

Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

The suspected shooter, identified by law enforcement as student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has been charged with capital murder.

"We're praying for all the kids who attend this school, for the nightmare that they have lived through", he said.

"Obviously, we changed it because of the events on Friday", Abbott spokesman John Wittman told the New York Daily News.

Meanwhile, authorities said some explosives that were discovered in connection with the grisly mass shooting were functional, which could increase the charges against Pagourtzis, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Gov. Greg Abbott is making good on his promise to gather people from both sides of the gun debate. He said both guns were owned by the suspect's father, but said it was not clear whether the father knew his son had taken the guns. "But I don't think at this time people need to be pushing politics on us and telling us, 'Oh, this is gun control'".

On Sunday, National Rifle Association president Oliver North blamed the shooting on "a culture of violence".

After the shooting, the Austin chapter of March For Our Lives, a gun control-promoting student group formed in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, FL, in February, tweeted they were "disgusted" by the raffle. "I can feel the parents' pain ... because I went through it", Salazar said. When she's able to explain her opinion to people, they tend to understand and often even agree: universal background checks, age requirements to purchase guns, a better way to keep guns away from the mentally ill.

Pagourtzis was said to have concealed his shotgun and handgun under a coat. "If the judge decides this person is a threat, they can decide to temporarily confiscate their firearms while they seek treatment or while they appeal and show that they're competent to get them back".

"This isn't a time for prayers, and study and Inaction, it's a time for prayers, action and the asking of God's forgiveness for our inaction (especially the elected officials that ran to the cameras today, acted in a solemn manner, called for prayers, and will once again do absolutely nothing)", he wrote in a Facebook post on Friday.

He had harsh words for politicians who in his view are not doing enough to address gun violence.

Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick made remarks over the weekend concerning school doors.

Jonas Bahta, a senior studying accounting from Houston, also said people should do more than pray for the victims. A fellow football player said he'd been joking around with the suspect just the day before on a field trip, while another classmate described him as "really odd and quiet" and says she wasn't surprised that he was the one who allegedly carried out the attack.

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"It's been happening everywhere", said Paige Curry, a Santa Fe High School student, in an interview with CNN.

Trochesset said authorities are waiting for the medical examiner's autopsies to be sure, and video footage from the school will help piece the timeline together.

"We need more funding to hire teachers, smaller classroom instruction and more training for school district police departments", Ramon said in an email.

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Two: Model the behavior you want to see in your child. But I feel for them.