(UPDATE: 2:46 p.m.) - Police have confirmed that they believe there are fewer than 10 fatalities at this time, and they have also confirmed the identity of their suspect.
The suspect in the Santa Fe school shooting is a student, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
Law enforcement can officially confirm that the SFHS suspect has been identified as student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17. He is charged with capital murder & agg assault of a peace officer. He is in the Galveston County jail on no bond. @FBIHouston #HouNews— Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18, 2018
The Santa Fe ISD says he has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault of a peace officer. He is in being held in the Galveston County jail on no bond.
The superintendent of the school district, Leigh Wall, has also released a statement on the tragic shooting, saying “words cannot express the sorrow in our hearts for those we have lost today.”
“We have received an outpouring of offers of support from our neighbours locally, statewide and nationally,” writes Wall. “I want you to know that we will gladly accept every resource that will help our students on what promises to be a long road to recovery.”
(Update 10:30 a.m.) - Officials have now confirmed between eight and 10 are dead following the shooting at a Texas high school on Friday morning.
It has also been confirmed that the suspected shooter and one other person are in custody.
Officials are now dealing with explosive devices that were found in the school and surrounding areas.
#UPDATE There have been explosive devices found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school. Because of the threat of explosive items, community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place.— Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18, 2018
(Original Story) - At least one person is in custody after a shooting at a Texas high school Friday morning.
Sources are reporting as many as 10 fatalities following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County around 8 a.m. local time.
UPDATE: At least 10 are dead in the Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting, law enforcement sources tell CBS News; 2 other students, 1 school resource officer and 1 law enforcement officer have been injured https://t.co/oqRZUFvJK4 pic.twitter.com/lApv68xJLO— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 18, 2018
We are assisting @SantaFeISD with a multiple-casualty incident at Santa Fe High School. This is no longer an active shooting situation and the injured are being treated. #hounews pic.twitter.com/m7Wuauk9jk— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) May 18, 2018
The Santa Fe School District confirmed an incident occurred “involving an active shooter,” adding that “the district has initiated a lockdown.”
SFISD District Response to SFHS Active Shooter— Santa Fe ISD (@SantaFeISD) May 18, 2018
This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The district has initiated a lockdown at the high school. We will send out additional information as soon as it is available.
Video footage shows several emergency vehicles outside the school, while students are being escorted from the building.
American President Donald Trump has now issued a video response to the tragedy.
Pres. Trump addresses Texas school shooting: "This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now. We grieve for the terrible loss of life & send our support & love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack." https://t.co/oqRZUFvJK4 pic.twitter.com/h6QmgZiYdY— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 18, 2018
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
This is the third school shooting in eight days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States.
“This is the third school shooting in the past seven days, and the 22nd since the beginning of the year in the United States.” https://t.co/fmS47v9DtA— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) May 18, 2018
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