Spurned advances provoked Texas school shooting, victim's mother says


"God forbid that could have happened to me when I was here".

"You are entering into a war zone in this world, and it's a spiritual war zone", he said.

"We have to arm our teachers", he said. "But it also revisits, and in this case very close to here".

Several Pakistani-American youths also attended the funeral service, including Danyal Zakaria of nearby Sugar Land, Texas.

In March, a 17-year-old Maryland high school student used his father's gun to fatally shoot a female student with whom he had been in a recently ended relationship. "If America is not safe, then where is?"

Using lock boxes and keeping ammunition separate from firearms are sensible protections parents who own guns should embrace. "When you're facing someone who's an active shooter, the best way to take that shooter down is with a gun, but even better than that is four or five guns to one". But they've grown frustrated because those thoughts and prayers have become a substitute for the kind of action that might reduce the chance that other families will feel what they've felt, what they must endure every time reports of yet another high-profile shooting floods their TV screens and radio airwaves.

"We need to have a national background check system that is uniformed with real teeth and real consequences for those that try to defeat it in trying to get guns and for those that sell guns to the wrong people", Acevedo told NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro. In statement released Monday, the discussions will include a variety of participants, including students, parents, legislators, law enforcement, mental health experts, school administrators that participate in the state's school marshal program and "interest groups that advocate for and against further gun regulations".

Monica Bracknell, 18, said she and other seniors were allowed in to the school Saturday to retrieve their belongings, and were "shaken up" by the condition of the hallways and classrooms.

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To prevent these horrors from continuing to happen, experts like Khubchandani and DeLadesmo believe there has to be improvement in how adults, including school administrators, handle these situations.

She says she still hears the bullets and remembers the "fear on people's faces".

After meeting with Abbott at the church, she stressed that reaction to the shooting should focus less on gun rights and more on improving security.

A 17-year-old student has been jailed on capital murder charges. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, the county's top administrator, has said police exchanged rounds with Pagourtzis "for quite a while" before he surrendered a half-hour after the first reports of a shooter on campus.

In their first statement since the massacre, Pagourtzis' family said Saturday that the bloodshed "seems incompatible with the boy we love". While the Los Angeles Times reported that Shana's friends "could not corroborate [her] mother's claims;" as school shootings continue to take place around the country, a pattern of violence against women on the part of the killers has emerged.

The New York Times cited an affidavit written by one investigator as saying the suspect had confessed and said he spared "students he did like so he could have his story told".

The deadly attack Friday in Santa Fe, Texas, left at least 10 dead.