Abbott said Friday that lawmakers needed to "do more than just pray for victims and their families" after authorities reported that a 17-year-old student had killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at Santa Fe High School.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the rampage "one of the most heinous attacks we've ever seen in the history of Texas schools", said Pagourtzis allegedly telegraphed his desires to carry out the shooting and then commit suicide in a series of journal entries.
Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of Shana Fisher (16), said her daughter rejected four months of aggressive advances from accused gunman Dimitrios Pagourtzis (17) before being killed at the Santa Fe High School. What we know about the Santa Fe High School shooting victimsBeazely first heard a singular "boom" that morning in art class, he said, which he figured was a textbook falling to the floor.
Among them was 18-year-old Santa Fe senior Monica Bracknell, a shooting survivor who hugged Mr. Abbott outside the Arcadia First Baptist Church and urged him not to use the tragedy as fodder in the gun-control fight. "Wait till that phone call comes in, until you know they're safe", he said. Pagourtzis' mother told Bland her son would stay up all night playing video games, according to Bland.
"They contained him in that one area, isolated to them, engaging with them, so he did no more damage to other classes", he said.
Major developments are coming out of the Santa Fe High School shooting investigation.
"People are making this into a political issue", she said.
"If a person has a gun, the best way to stop that person is another person with a gun", Patrick said on "ABC News This Week".
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Over the weekend, there were more tributes at church services and vigils.
According to a probable cause affidavit signed by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Pagourtzis waived his Miranda rights during an interview at the Santa Fe Police Department.
Many of those student activists have taken aim at the pro-gun National Rifle Association.
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"We ask the public to please extend privacy, both to the victims and to our own family, as all of us try process these events, and begin the healing process".
Police said Pagourtzis confessed to Friday's killings after he was taken into custody, but authorities have offered no motive yet for the massacre, the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a USA public school in modern history. Terrified kids, shocked parents, authoritative law enforcement, inquisitive reporters, and somber politicians act as though they are slipping into some well-worn script. They appreciate the thoughts and prayers, which help them through the darkest moments.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, researched tactics used by other mass shooters, the sources said.
"I don't blame the murder of my girl on American society but on that terrorism mindset that is there in all societies", her uncle Ansar Sheikh said, adding: "We need to fight it all over the world".
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