Students lay flowers at Santa Fe memorial as witnesses recall massacre

Rodiano Bonacci
Mag 22, 2018

In the case of the Parkland shooting, at least three students had reported the shooter's behavior (such as his threats to his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend) to school officials; and the reports coming out of the Santa Fe shooting seem to indicate that Shana's encounters with her killer happened in school.

Roady declined to answer questions about the shootout and investigation Sunday, including whether police may have hit any students in a gunfight with the shooter.

But few expect the meetings to result in any major push for new gun restrictions, especially in a state where more than 1.2 million people are licensed to carry handguns and are allowed to openly carry them in public if they wish.

Sonia Salazar came to the school to pay tribute.

North identifies the "disease" as youngsters growing up in a culture where violence is commonplace.

He listed such things as violent movies and TV shows and drug use, specifically Ritalin, which is used to treat hyperactivity disorder.

Gun control advocates around the country have long pressed for expanded background checks and a ban on assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, but such measures would probably have had no effect on the Santa Fe High shooting.

Mourners pray at a makeshift memorial left in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, U.S., May 21, 2018.

The teenager was surrounded by dozens of television cameras, photographers and reporters, as she shook her governor's hand and said she didn't believe guns were to blame for the shooting she survived.

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"A week later he opens fire on everyone he didn't like", she wrote.

The governor spoke privately to worshippers as they arrived but did not speak to the media.

The first funeral for one of the 10 people fatally shot at a high school outside Houston is set for Sunday afternoon. Her daughter, Sarah, is recovering from gunshot wounds in the neck and shoulder.

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Sheikh continues to be a diplomat "because even in her death, she is pulling the relationships between Pakistan and the United States, specifically the Houston area, even closer".

Gov. Greg Abbott begins hosting school-safety roundtable discussions Tuesday. "Nobody can look you in the eyes and tell you it's OK". Gun rights proponents say that language prohibits regulations on gun ownership and argue that enforcement of existing laws should be sufficient to stop violence like the scenes that played out in Santa Fe. "But even better than that is four to five guns to one".

But Lauren Severin, a 17-year-old junior wearing a cross around her neck, told Burnett that her impression of the suspect was very different after having a couple classes with him.

Santa Fe High School is still "an active crime scene".

Patrick tells ABC's "The Week" he supports background checks for gun purchasers but stresses "gun regulation starts at home".

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