The chilling words Santa Fe shooting suspect repeated amid the carnage

Marco Green
May 22, 2018

"I believe that's what was behind" the shooting at Santa Fe High School.

In December 2012, 26 people were killed, including 20 schoolchildren ranging in age from 5 to 6, inside the Newton, Conn., school after a 20-year-old entered and opened fire.

In Santa Fe, some students were more interested in that idea, with 18-year-old Kassidy Monroe saying, "In some cases arming teachers may help".

Other reports have also suggested that in addition to being upset because of Shana's refusals, Pagourtzis was also influenced by alt-right propaganda, donning a tee which read "Born to Kill" on the day of the massacre, the picture of which he had also posted on his Facebook page. Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 17, was remembered in a service at a mosque in suburban Houston, before her body is returned to her family in Karachi, The Associated Press reports.

Baze said she believes the incident embarrassed the suspect so much that he targeted Shana.

Santa Fe High School's seniors are marking the end of their graduating year with a baccalaureate service two days after a gunman killed 10 on their Houston-area campus.

The teenager, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bail in Santa Fe, Texas, where authorities said he went on a shooting spree shortly before 8 a.m. CDT on Friday.

Abbott's campaign website on Monday dropped a contest which gave donors a chance to win a shotgun, one of the types of weapons used in Friday's attack, said John Wittman, a campaign spokesman.

Deedra Van Ness' daughter, Isabelle Laymance, survived the shooting by hiding in a classroom closet. Her son, Recie Fisher, told The Washington Post that she was a substitute who frequently worked at Santa Fe High School.

Pagourtzis has provided authorities with little information about the shootings, his attorney Nicholas Poehl said, adding: "Honestly because of his emotional state, I don't have a lot on that". Barfield said his client is "not doing well" and is "confused".

The suspect won't face the death penalty if he is convicted.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a "hardening" of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school. Instead, he put the blame on issues such as abortion, violent video games and the lack of armed teachers.

Amy Nichols, left, comforts Santa Fe High School junior Paige Keenan during a prayer vigil following the shooting rampage by Dimitrios Pagourtzis at the Texas school.

"And what are these games showing you how to do?"

"We need to have a national background check system that is uniformed with real teeth and real consequences for those that try to defeat it in trying to get guns and for those that sell guns to the wrong people", Acevedo told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro.

"We have 50 million abortions", he told CNN on Sunday. Friends and family said she wanted to learn about USA culture, while sharing her own with Americans.

McGinnis established a GoFundMe account on behalf of the family to help them pay for flights from their home in California for the funeral.

"I am certain if we could talk to Cynthia, who is in heaven, the first thing she would say is she is concerned how Recie is going to make it ... now that she can't bring in the extra money to pay the bills".

Chief Teresa Ramon with the Judson ISD Police Department said the Texas School District Police Chiefs' Association has requested to take part in these ongoing conversations. "If another person has a gun, the best way to stop that person is with another person with a gun".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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