aside Another High School Mass Shooting In Sante Fe SW Texas with At Least 10 Fatalities.

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SANTE FE HIGH SCHOOL IN SW TEXAS (KPRC)

On the 18th of May, another mass shooting tragedy has taken place at a US High School in Southwest Texas, about 20 miles from Galveston. At this point, there is little solid information. It is Sante Fe High School.

There was a quick press conference by police where there was confirmation of at least 10 fatalities (9 students and 1 teacher) while many were transported from the scene to local hospitals for trauma care.

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(KPRC)Student witnesses said there was a fire drill after 8 am local time, then there were sounds like someone kicking a trash can. Some heard what they thought were gun shots but others claimed the sounds were from explosives. Then the students heard teachers, yelling at them to evacuate and that the danger was for real.

There has been one student and one person of interest taken into custody by police.

There are reports about two guns having been found along with some pipe bombs.One was a hand gun, one was a shot gun.

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(KPRC)

As per a News 5 cleveland.com report:

At least eight people — and as many as 10 — have died as a result of a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

See: RELATED: MAP: 41 US school shootings so far in 2018

“This is the third school shooting in the past seven days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States.”

“A male suspect, believed to be a student, has been arrested in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston, Gonzalez said.” The suspect has been identified as Dimitrios Pagoutzis.

“Most of the dead are students, the sheriff said.”

The Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives all responded to the scene.

(KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

“Witnesses described students running from the school as they heard gunshots; they also described hearing an alarm at the school, though the sequence of events wasn’t immediately clear.”

“An armed person walked into an art class at the school and began firing what looked like a shotgun, a witness told CNN affiliate KTRK.

“The witness told KTRK she saw a girl shot in the leg.”

“At least 12 people from the school are being treated at three hospitals, authorities said. Seven people are at Clear Lake Regional Medical in Webster, Texas; two patients are being treated at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City and three patients are at John Sealy University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.”

At least one police officer was injured, Gonzalez said.

“Aerial video from the scene showed several police officers outside the school. Some were searching students and their backpacks.”

Witnesses describe hearing an alarm and gunfire

“Angelica Martinez, a 14-year-old student, told CNN she and her schoolmates were being evacuated at one point “like it’s a “fire drill.”

“We were all standing (outside), but not even five minutes later, we started hearing gunshots,” she said. “And then everybody starts running, but like the teachers are telling us to stay put, but we’re all just running away.”

“I didn’t see anybody shooting, but like (the gunshots) were kind of spaced,” Angelica said, adding she heard about 4 shots.”

“The witness who spoke to KTRK also said she heard an alarm. She didn’t specify if that was before or after the gunfire she described in the art class.”

“She said she couldn’t describe the shooter.

“I didn’t look. I just ran,” she said.

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“Another student, Dakota Shrader, told CNN affiliate KPRC that she heard gunshots only after hearing an alarm in the school.”

“I was in the history hallway, and as soon as we heard the alarms, everybody just started leaving following the same procedure as … (a) practice fire drill,” Shrader said, breaking into tears. “And next thing you know, we just hear … 3 gunshots, loud explosions, and all the teachers are telling us to run.”

“The entire school district is on lockdown, district officials said.”

“The high school has about 1,400 students, according to GreatSchools.org.”

13 comments

  1. Gronda, , the most telling words were two – horrific and chronic. We have a chronic problem in the US that we choose to ignore. We will ignore it again and it will happen again. Keith

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    • Dear Keith,

      I am sickened by this senseless loss of life that should be preventable.

      I am furious that we can’t get our politicians to see the light and to push for gun control.

      Hugs, Gronda

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    • Dear Doubledragon61,

      We are now an “Oligarchy for the Rich” where the wealthy, corporations, organizations with monies gets to run the show where we the average folks are on our own to be shooting ducks.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  2. Another list of names to add to the dead. Another group of students harrowed by the event who will hopefully march for change and get some parents to agree. Maybe some of those parents know their politicians enough to get them to vote with the people and break away from those who bought them.
    Hugs

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    • Dear David Prosser,

      This senseless killing has got to end.

      In Florida there is a well known supermarket Publix that just donated $670,000.00 to a republican, Mr. Putnam who backs the NRA. The company is saying that he is a local politician that the company has supported for years but that it is not supporting the NRA. I say that you cannot split this. I will not be buying from Publix until they figure this out.

      We have to mean business. We have to let our politicians know that most of us want reasonable gun control measures.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  3. Prayers for the victim’s families. Hopefully Trump will say something supportive, that’s not just in his best interest…. like arming school security with assault rifles or such nonsense. Gun sales going up is a “win” for Trump constituents. 😦

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    • Dear !EarthUnited,

      President Trump is big with words bu short on delivery. President Trump’s base may support him on this but most of us don’t. He will figure out his minority status starting in November 2018.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  4. It was reported a little while ago that among the injured people was a school resource officer. Hmm, does that blow the NRA led chant that it takes a good guy with a gun to take out a bad guy with a gun? My question is, how many of the dead and injured kids were actually hit by the gun fire from the resource officer? School, children and guns is not a healthy mix, no matter who possesses the gun! I was in the past leaning toward just a partial gun ban, I am now starting to think that we need to consider removing all guns to allow our future generations the opportunity to live to adulthood! I’m sorry, gun lovers, but your 2nd amendment right should not over run the right of a child to live and grow… Looks to me like you have two choices, start working now to find a solution to the gun problem, or simply lose the alleged right to own said gun…

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    • Dear Crustyolemothman,

      Like you said, the good guy with a gun did not prevent the killing of 9 students and 1 teacher, but it got him in the hospital fighting for his life.

      That is not an effective solution.

      This is so disheartening because we cannot pass even the most sensible of control measures as our lawmakers are bought and paid for by the (NRA) the National Rifle Association, a lobbying organization that represents gun manufacturers with tons of monies.

      Hugs, Gronda

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  5. This is such a terrible tragedy and sadly one to be repeated over and over again. Politicians know the problem, but their greed and need for power won’t allow them to address it. It reminds me of Ecclesiastes 8:9 which says “…man has dominated man to his harm”. I don’t believe we will ever see relief from these tragedies until we see God’s Kingdom come (Matthew 6:9,10). Until then I pray that Jehovah God comforts the grieving families until their loved ones are resurrected in Paradise. (Revelation 21:3,4)

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