As family, friends and the community mourn the victims' lost in the tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 18, information about the victims funeral arrangements are being released.
Reice Tisdale, Jr., a police detective, was off-duty Friday when he learned about the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
The school district's police officers got to the area of the school just four minutes after the shooting started, and officials exchanged gunfire with the suspect for almost half an hour. Trochesset said he doesn't think any additional students were shot after officers confronted the shooter but can't make a final determination until autopsies are completed.
Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and students went through a scare in February after a false report of a campus gunman.
As reported by the Inquisitr, Sadie Rodriguez, Shana Fisher's mother, admitted earlier that Dimitrios Pagourtzis had been attempting to date his daughter during the weeks and months preceding the tragedy.
"If we're dealing with student stress and anxieties and any bullying situations, then the problem will never come to the point where a teacher would even have to consider using a gun", she said.
America has been shaken by another deadly school shooting. That incident intensified a long-running national debate about gun rights and sparked a student-led movement under the slogan #NeverAgain.
Texas has 5.4 million students enrolled in its public schools and any changes it made statewide would be costly. "We have done a good job since 9/11 of protecting government buildings and airports and private buildings, but we have not done anything to harden the target at our schools", said Patrick, who openly supports the Second Amendment and is opposed to tighter gun control legislation.
This allegedly seems to have been the reason that a disgruntled Pagourtzis decided that the best means to avenge his failed advances was to kill Shana and several of her peers - a reason that Shana's father, Timothy Thomas, just can not accept, reports the New York Post.
"He's actively shooting. He's in the art room".
The Austin chapter of March for Our Lives - the gun control initiative started by students in Parkland, Florida, after their own school shooting - blasted the governor on Twitter for the giveaway. Abbott so far has committed to even less. They will be held at the state capital starting Tuesday.
And it's not just Republicans. I've worn a gun over 40 years.
In a letter to the governor on Monday, Democratic state lawmakers urged Abbott to consider gun control measures that failed to pass in previous sessions.
"This is a proactive tool that can be used - they can go before a judge and they can request a legal hearing before the judge to discuss the issue", he said. "Our lives depend on it".