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Gov. Abbott Convenes First Roundtable On School Safety After Santa Fe Shooting

Gov. Abbott Convenes First Roundtable On School Safety After Santa Fe Shooting

One of the roundtable participants, Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks, said there would be pros and cons in allowing school personnel to carry firearms on campus.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said he believes none of the eight students and two teachers killed in the shooting Friday had been caught in the crossfire between officers and 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Attendees of Tuesday's discussion included leaders from the Texas House and Senate and the heads of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Eight students and two teachers were killed when a 17-year-old student opened fire at Santa Fe High School last week in the latest mass shooting at a USA school.

"We have a lot information and there is a lot of investigation still to be done", Roady said. Greg Abbott proposed a series of initiatives to prevent future school shootings, though he largely avoided talk of a special legislative session to immediately pass new laws. "Just right there you would see it could do massive damage". "There's not a single answer". On March 24, the Parkland students led the March For Our Lives rally in Washington, D.C. On April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, students around the nation walked out of their classrooms for a National School Walk in demand of gun control policies such as better background checks.

But the headline also highlighted the country's shameful gun crime statistics, with the Santa Fe massacre marking the 101st mass shooting in the United States this year alone, according to the non-profit Gun Violence Archive.

Divin advocated for every student to have a "platform" because they're bonded by the tragedy forever and for politics to not get in the way of a change.

Police said Pagourtzis confessed to Friday's killings after being taken into custody, but they have offered no motive yet for the massacre. One of the proposals they'd like to address is what's commonly known as a "red flag law". But Abbott insisted the roundtables were not political window dressing.

Seventeen-year-old junior Shelby Aguilera said walking the empty halls Tuesday was "eerie", adding, "I didn't want to be there and I got sick to my stomach". He did not respond to a request for comment.

"The response by the Republican majority will be overwhelmingly focused on how do we make schools safer via architecture, via more armed patrols, via metal detectors and the like", he said. He said after the shooting that he wanted to use it across the state.

About 42,000 students have been screened through the program, according to data provided by Texas Tech.

Reuters reported that about 42,000 students have been screened through that program, and 1 percent of them were referred to licensed counselors after their evaluation.

A lot of them expressed optimism after the meeting.

Tisdale's mother, Cynthia Tisdale, worked a substitute teacher at Santa Fe high, and his daughter also went there, according to his statement, which was read on his behalf at a news conference on Monday.

Democrats have largely welcomed a discussion on gun violence but criticized the effectiveness of any changes now proposed by Republican leadership.

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