10 People Killed, 10 Injured in Texas School Shooting

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Posted: May 18, 2018 6:42 AM
Updated: May 18, 2018 3:22 PM

UPDATE: 5/18/2018 12:12 p.m.

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people are dead and 10 more wounded after a shooting at a high school in the town of Santa Fe.

Abbott called Friday's shooting "one of the most heinous attacks that we've ever seen in the history of Texas schools."

He says explosive devices including a molotov cocktail that had been found in the suspected shooter's home and a vehicle as well as around the school and nearby.

The governor says the suspect said he originally intended to commit suicide but gave himself up and told authorities that he didn't have the courage to take his own life.

Abbott said there are "one or two" other people of interest being interviewed about the shooting.


UPDATE: 5/18/2018 11:14 a.m.

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) -A law enforcement official has identified a person in custody in the Houston-area school shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

The official was not authorized to discuss the shooting by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

Authorities say eight to 10 people, mostly students, were killed in the nation's deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the AP.

She said: "Give us our time right now, thank you."

Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.

UPDATE: 5/18/2018 9:35 a.m.

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - School district: Possible explosives found at Texas high school after shooting, officers working to render them safe.

UPDATE: 5/18/2018 9:15 a.m.

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) -
The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa, Fe, Texas. 

The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students.

Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez Harris County said there "could be 8 to 10 fatalities" from the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.

Gonzalez says a police officer is among the injured but the extent of the officer's injuries is unknown.

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press.) 


SANTA FE, Texas-- UPDATE:  Assistant principal says shooter at Texas high school "has been arrested and secured." School district officials are confirming injuries in the shooting, but it's unclear how many were injured.

A high school in the Houston area is on lockdown amid reports of an active shooter.

Police confirm that they are responding to an "active shooter situation" at Santa Fe High School. Witnesses say the shooting took place in an art class on campus between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. Life Flight has been called to the scene. There are no official confirmations of any injuries at this time.

Santa Fe is a city of about 13,000 residents, located 30 miles southeast of Houston.

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