Cellphone video shows Santa Fe High School shooting

Cellphone video shows Santa Fe High School shooting

About two-thirds of Texas Republicans believe if more people carried guns, the state would be safer, according to a statewide survey in late 2017 from the University of Texas and Texas Tribune.

One of the state's most prominent Republican leaders, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, said he wanted to limit entrances to schools and stagger class starting times to allow for searches.

The program trains people, using Federal Bureau of Investigation threat-assessment criteria, to go to schools and screen students, according to Billy Philips, an epidemiologist and director of the Office of Rural Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

Ten roses are left in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, U.S., May 20, 2018.

"Sabika's case should become an example to change the gun laws", Sheikh said in a phone interview from the family home in Karachi. He also spoke of a vague idea of mandating parent training to prevent shootings and spoke at length about creating an app that would allow students, parents and law enforcement to monitor school security cameras.

Students at Santa Fe High School had different opinions on whether the alleged shooter was a normal, friendly kid.

He also supports arming some teachers as "a good first line of defense", a position that President Donald Trump has advocated. He says he hopes her death will spur gun control in the United States.

He has been a staunch supporter of gun rights, and few expect the meetings to result in recommendations for significant gun restrictions in Texas.

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Greg Abbott was set to hold a series of meetings Monday on how to combat school violence, three days after a 17-year-old killed 10 people in the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a public school in modern US history.

"And I want us to come together and unite", she told Cogburn.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is jailed on murder charges in Friday's attack. His voice cracks as he describes how he told police to let him inside the school so his son could kill him instead.

He is alleged to have used his father's legally owned shotgun and revolver in the rampage.

Three days after a shooting at a Texas high school took the lives of eight students and two teachers, a town and a country are trying to figure out what comes next.

Calls for tighter gun regulations in the USA have been prominent following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day, where 17 students and teachers were killed.

Gov. Greg Abbott begins hosting school-safety roundtable discussions Tuesday. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and chair of the Senate's Criminal Justice Committee, both echoed Patrick's optimism after the meeting and were happy with numerous proposals.

"There's nothing wrong with reasonable, pragmatic (gun) restrictions", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a news conference. The first one features officials from districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security.

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