We will not release any other information until we have a confirmed a number. Valerie Martin, a teacher at the junior high school in Santa Fe, had taught Mr. Pagourtzis has made his initial court appearance via closed circuit video from the Galveston County Jail. We are assisting with a multiple-casualty incident at Santa Fe High School. The student told the station that others thought they heard shots fired. The officer then returned fire at the gunman, who suffered non-life threatening injuries, police said.
There was nothing we could do but run. Rabon said the substitute teacher went out and looked and saw the shooter, who he described as a short male wearing a black trench coat carrying a backpack and armed with a sawed-off shotgun. Of the remaining, one patient is listed in critical condition. The teen had no previous criminal history and there were no warning signs of the attack, he said. I do ask the American government to make sure weapons will not be easily available in your country to anybody. Pagourtzis played on the junior varsity football team and was a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church. Witnesses said the two targeted classrooms are connected by a room the shooter accessed by damaging a door window.
Injured students and staff were taken to local hospitals. Muehe said in a phone interview. The governor said law enforcement were delayed in carrying out those search warrants due to the potential of explosive devices. The other is listed in fair condition,. Investigators have not found the suspect in the system for purchasing hand guns. The shotgun and pistol were both registered to his father. The situation is active, but has been contained.
The suspected shooter was taken into custody and later identified by police as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. Those who know him expressed shock he might be involved in the killings. Barnes, a retired Houston police officer, was shot in the arm and suffered major bleeding, hospital officials said. We will update you as soon as a plan for returning to school is finalized. The school district states that students will not be allowed to go directly to the high school. A substitute teacher, Ann Perkins, an exchange student, Sibika Sheikh and high school junior Chris Stone are among the victims killed in the rampage.
This has been going on too long in our country. The school is located at 16000 Highway 6 in Santa Fe, which is south of Houston. The Santa Fe tragedy, one of the deadliest public school shootings in Texas history, came three months after 14 students and three teachers were gunned down at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Watt will pay the funeral expenses for the victims' families. Dispatch records show the officer was reported wounded about three minutes after authorities received the first call about the incident. He did not enter a plea at the hearing. Cris Richardson, the assistant principal of Santa Fe High School, quickly briefed the media outside the school.
Authorities said explosive devices were also found at off-campus locations. Officials warned community members to be on alert. Investigators also swarmed a second home in a neighborhood about five miles away from the school. The walkout was held on April 20 -- the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre that killed 13. He said the shooter, who police identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, used a shotgun and a.
The district has initiated a lockdown. According to Abbott, Pagourtzis had journals on his computer that outlined the attack and that he planned on committing suicide after the shooting. Ten white crosses have been placed in front of the school to memorialize the deceased. It is not clear if they are connected to the shooting. Seven other victims were transported to several other medical centers near Santa Fe.
Abbott said federal and state prosecutors would jointly handled the case. A tough update to bring you. The new program would flag students with mental health needs or showing a propensity toward violence. He was in a critical condition and undergoing surgery, local media reported. Santa Fe High School has an enrollment of about 1,400. It was also the 10th since the February massacre at , which left 17 dead and sparked a nationwide conversation about gun violence in America.
Richardson had no details on any injuries. Abbott said one of the devices was powered by carbon dioxide, while another one appeared to be a Molotov cocktail. Officials there could be seen gearing up with battering rams, sledgehammers and saws. Law enforcement officials said they found two homemade explosive devices left at the school during the rampage. Witnesses told that the shooting took place in an art class between 7:30 a. He is being held at Galveston County Jail on a charge of capital murder.
School district officials spent the summer hiring more resource officers, outfitting the school's front vestibule with bulletproof glass and installing nine metal detectors at entrances. Just 21 school days later, the very horror and tragedy they raised their voices against manifested itself in their classrooms and halls. Marine Corps next year, but the Marine Corps told The Associated Press it has reviewed its records and found no one by that name as either a recruit or a person in their delayed entry pool. It took about 30 minutes between when 911 emergency dispatchers received their first call about the incident and when the suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, surrendered to authorities. The governor said that the suspect had information about the shooting on his computer and cellphone.