Up to 10 students killed at Texas High School two suspects are in custody
Up to 10 students were killed at a Texas High School today. Two suspects believed to be students are in custody.
The shooting at Santa Fe High School is the deadliest school shooting since 17 were killed in Parkland Florida sparking a nation wide gun control debate and sparking the 15 minutes of fame for David Hogg.
The school district confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but said it would not immediately release further details. A school police officer was being treated at a hospital, the sheriff said, but there was no immediate word on the extent of his injuries.
“We hope the worst is over, and I really can’t say any more about that because it would be pure speculation,” Assistant Principal Cris Richardson told reporters at the scene.
New reports are that explosives were found in the school and surrounding areas.
One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.
“We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,’” the student told the television station.
The student said she did not get a good look at the shooter because she was running away. She said students escaped through a door at the back of the classroom.
This shooting at the Texas High School is sure to spark more debate on gun control. But protecting our students should be the mission. At least two other high school shootings including one on Tuesday have been stopped by armed security guards. Ones that engage the suspect and don’t hide behind their cars like the coward Parkland Florida officers. How many more students have to die before we protect them with good guys with guns?