Teen Laid Out Texas School Shooting Plans in Journals, Officials Say

Marco Green
May 21, 2018

What we know about school shooting suspectThe suspected shooter, who is in custody on murder charges, also had explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail, that were found in the school and nearby, said Gov. Greg Abbott, who called the assault "one of the most heinous attacks that we've ever seen in the history of Texas schools".

The FBI says 13 people, not 10, were injured in the mass shooting at a Texas high school in which 10 people were killed.

They went back into their classroom and told others to help barricade the door.

It was unclear if the people who were shot attended that graduation.

Her father said: "I kept calling her and sent her messages on WhatsApp".

The Texans said in a statement they were "saddened by the tragic events at Santa Fe High School" and extended "heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected".

Pakistani businessman Abdul Aziz Sheikh says he learned of the tragedy unfolding at a high school in Texas when he turned on the TV after iftar, the fast-breaking meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The University of Texas Medical Branch tweeted Saturday evening that it had discharged a male patient teenage patient; a female adult patient was in good condition and an adult male patient remained in critical condition.

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Investigators also found explosive devices in and around the high school but said that none were functional.

That same Facebook profile that included pictures of the "Born to Kill" shirt - which one classmate told The New York Times that Pagourtzis was wearing Friday - described Pagourtzis as planning to enter the U.S. Marine Corps next year.

Authorities have not offered any motive. It was only when he reached the exchange program that he got the bad news: Sabika Khan was among the 10 people killed in Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston.

"We were all standing (outside), but not even five minutes later, we started hearing gunshots", she said.

Tyler Ray, an 18-year-old senior, played football for the Sante Fe Indians with the suspect, who was a defensive tackle on the junior varsity team.

"One day you think you know this kid, you think you can hang out with him, you can joke with him", Ray said. The discovery process by prosecutors would take a long time, he said. The suspect used a shotgun and.38-revolver obtained from his father, who owned them legally, Abbott said. Late Friday, he said he couldn't provide details about the injuries and or information on suspects.

Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has cooperated with police, Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry said. "I've always kind of felt like that eventually it was going to happen here too", Santa Fe student Paige Curry said.

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