• Breanna Johns

Ten killed in Texas school shooting


Ten people were killed in a Texas school shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018. The shooting happened at Santa Fe High School, which is in southeastern Texas.

This is the 22nd school shooting since the beginning of the year, and it is the third school shooting that has happened within eight days.

"A male suspect, believed to be a student, has been arrested in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, about 20 miles outside Galveston," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

Most of the people who died in the shooting were said to be students.

The suspect is 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Pagourtzis has been cooperative with the Galveston County police. Pagourtzis has been accused of "capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant," and has been denied bail.

According to CNN, "The alleged shooter used a shotgun and a .38 revolver that were legally owned by his father, Gov. Greg Abbott told reporters. Two school resource officers were on the campus and confronted the shooter 'early on in the process.'"

Pagourtzis admitted that he targeted people in the shooting and that he meant to kill them; he also admitted that he did not shoot the people that he liked.

Pagoutzis spared the people he like because he wanted "his story" to be told.

The students at Santa Fe High School hurried for safety after they heard the gun shots right after class began that morning. Nine of the people killed were students and one was a teacher. Ten others were wounded in the shooting, as well.

One of the students who was killed in the shooting was Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, and the teacher who was killed was Cynthia Tisdale, who was a substitute.

A student who survived being shot in the head tweeted, "I'm so greatful and blessed that god spared me today." The student, named Rome Shubert, showed CNN affiliate KTRK where a bullet went in the back of his head and came out near his left ear.

President Donald Trump said, "We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack."

Trump ordered U.S. flags at federal facilities be flown at half-staff.