Pagourtzis' son, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is on suicide watch at the Galveston County Jail, where he is being held without bail.
"It made me want to cry, cause I mean they're innocent people that are dying, and they don't deserve to die like that", said Victoria Coronado, a 10th grader at Northside High School. He has not entered a plea to the charges of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant.
Last week, Abbott said that his information was that the guns were obtained from the suspect's father. Instead, the teen murdered eight students and two teachers during a 30-minute shooting spree Friday morning before surrendering to police in a hallway.
The sheriff said, "there were minimal shots fired, at least from us, from law enforcement" during the exchange.
"I have two friends that go to Stoneman Douglas High School", he said.
"Nobody that I know of in law enforcement is talking about taking away guns from the hands, from the homes of law abiding Americans of sound mind.it's not 'gun control, ' it's about access control, controlling access of firearms to Americans that are law abiding and of sound mind", Acevedo told reporters. Greg Abbott said Monday that he'll host a series of discussions at the Capitol this week on issues such as arming teachers, school safety measures, mental health and bullying.
Investigators have identified the original buyers, but how the weapons moved from them to the shooter is still being determined, the official said. Under Texas law, offenders who are under age 18 and charged with a capital offense face a maximum punishment of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.
Baze said she believes the incident embarrassed the suspect so much that he targeted Shana.
Her father, Aziz Sheikh, said on Monday he hoped his daughter's death would spur gun control in the United States.
The people hospitalized included retired Houston police Officer John Barnes, who served as a resource officer at the school and confronted the gunman.
At Houston Independent School District's Northside High School, students also took a moment to reflect. Authorities say Barnes has up and down days, today being sadly a 'down, ' residents continue praying for his recovery.
At one school, a student brought an unloaded gun to campus, while at another, a student brought a gun - apparently - to harm himself, local media reported.