Texas Governor Promises Action to Stop School Shootings After Attending Church Service

Barfield said his client is “not doing well” and is “confused.”
“I think that at this point, I think he’s in some kind of shock,” Poehl told CNN on Sunday. “She’s never going to walk through the front door again.”
Shana had turned 16 days earlier. “But we know that, beginning this next week, it’s time to go to work,” he continued. (8:30 a.m. We pray for all the kids who attend this school for the nightmare that they lived through.”
Abbott also offered plans of “swift” action for the coming days, primarily a Tuesday roundtable to discuss next steps in protecting students and schools from gun violence. Under Texas law, offenders who are under age 18 and charged with a capital offense face a maximum punishment of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years, according to Robert Dunham of the Death Penalty Information Center. President Donald Trump addressed the school shooting, saying that mass shootings have been “going on too long.” He said federal authorities are coordinating with local officials. Graduating seniors are recognized during Sunday service at Arcadia First Baptist Church near Santa Fe High School on May 20, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
“We pray that God heal the hearts of the parents who have lost a child,” Abbott, speaking to reporters after the service, said. The suspect told an investigator he acted alone and spared people he liked because he wanted his story told, according to a probable cause affidavit. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry told reporters that the suspect had devices but none were functional. When her daughter first called to let her know about the shooting, she was whispering to avoid alerting the gunman. The people hospitalized included retired Houston police Officer John Barnes, who served as a resource officer at the school and confronted the gunman. The family said they are cooperating with investigators and will make no other public comments until the fact-finding stage is completed. McGinnis established a GoFundMe account on behalf of the family to help them pay for flights from their home in California for the funeral. (Credit: CNN)
Jared spent a memorable portion of last summer with his dad, two brothers and stepmom in California, according to family friend Elizabeth Ann McGinnis, who is serving as a spokeswoman for the family. Authorities later found explosive devices — including pipe bombs and pressure cookers — in and near the school, a law enforcement official said. Gunman acted alone
Gunfire started not long after classes began around 7:30 a.m. “I was frozen, standing there with no idea what to do next,” Van Ness posted. Please enable Javascript to watch this video
Texas Gov. ‘I was frozen’
Pagourtzis used a shotgun and a revolver to shoot students and teachers, killing 10 people, police said. 29.378013
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The suspect won’t face the death penalty if he is convicted. One was a pressure cooker with an alarm clock and nails, but no explosive material. Emergency crews gather in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School where 10 people were killed on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. He has not entered a plea. Two school resource officers were on the campus and confronted the shooter, Abbott said. Sadie Baze said her daughter, Shana Fisher, 16, was gunned down during art class at Santa Fe High School on Friday. Greg Abbott said. “We will grieve together, we will love one another, we will work together. Baze said the suspect had pestered her daughter to go out with him for months. (Credit: Daniel KramerAFP/Getty Images)
The Santa Fe school district will close its schools Monday and Tuesday, officials said — but students and staff are slowly being allowed to collect their belongings from part of the high school. KTLA’s Kareen Wynter contributed to this report. One victim’s story
One of the 10 people killed in the Texas school shooting was a girl who had rejected the suspect’s advances for months, and stood up to him a week ago in class, the victim’s mother said. Pagourtzis is being held without bail and is accused of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. “I still don’t believe it happened. Attorneys Robert Barfield and Nicholas Poehl said they had met with Pagourtzis for two, 30-minute visits. But the focus remained squarely on Friday’s mass shooting, when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, armed with a shotgun and a .38 caliber handgun, opened fire in the school, killing eight students and two teachers. “One of the shotgun shells was for my daughter,” Baze said. Deedra Van Ness’ daughter, Isabelle Laymance, survived the shooting by hiding in a classroom closet. Investigators believe Pagourtzis acted alone, a law enforcement official told CNN on Saturday. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)
“While we remain mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy, what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love,” they said. It’s horrible.”
Jared Black is shown in an undated photo released on May 18, 2018. Before asking Shana out, the suspect had previously dated her best friend, Baze said, adding that’s why she told her daughter to turn him down. The victims
One of the students killed was Jared Black, who turned 17 last week and was supposed to have a birthday party Saturday. A week ago, her daughter stood up in class and told Pagourtzis that she wouldn’t go out with him. Other victims included Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student; Chris Stone, 17; Angelique Ramirez; Christian Riley Garcia; Aaron Kyle McLeod; Kimberly Vaughan; Glenda Ann Perkins and Cynthia Tisdale, who were teachers. The community of Santa Fe is in mourning, its congressman said, and residents “will pull together” like they did after Hurricane Harvey months ago. During the service, several senior Santa Fe High School students were honored for their coming graduation. An additional 13 others were injured. ET), officials said. “Go to work to make sure that this will be a catalyst to make sure this will be a pathway to reforms so that other students will not have to live through a nightmare like what these students had to go through.”
The Sunday service took place at Arcadia First Baptist Church, attended by many families with children who go to Santa Fe High School. We did it after Harvey — still doing it after Harvey,” US Rep. “It’s hard,” Jared’s brother Nick Black told KTLA on Saturday from Anaheim. Authorities also found an unlit Molotov cocktail, he said. ‘We will grieve together’
This is the 22nd US school shooting so far this year, and the third instance in eight days in which a gunman was on a school campus. Pagourtzis is a “smart, quiet, sweet boy,” they said. “I can’t believe it’s hitting so close to come,” McGinnis told KTLA. Greg Abbott attended church on Sunday to pray and mourn with the families who lost loved ones and to pledge action, just two days after a school shooting in Santa Fe claimed 10 lives. “We’ll do it after this.”
“We will get through this,” he said. In a Facebook post Saturday titled “longest day of my life,” she said her daughter told her the gunman was “yelling Woo Hoo!” as he fired in the classroom next door. Randy Weber told reporters Saturday, referring to the storm that ravaged the Houston area in August. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted Friday that he had visited Barnes in the hospital, and he was “hanging in there.”
Suspect is ‘confused’
The alleged shooter used a shotgun and a .38 revolver legally owned by his father, Gov. “We pray that those who suffered these horrific injuries will meet with swift healing and repair. Candles, flowers and stuffed animals line a table during a vigil in Santa Fe, Texas for the victims of the mass shooting on May 18, 2018. The suspect’s family issued a statement Saturday, saying they are shocked and confused, and expressing condolences to the victims. The mother said she texted their friends and relatives to ask them not to call Isabelle to avoid giving away her hiding place.