Full coverage: Shooting at Santa Fe, Texas, high school; 10 dead


There was another school shooting Friday, this time at Santa Fe High School near Houston, Texas. The shooter, a 17-year-old male who attended the school, is in custody and at least 10 people are dead. We’re closing down our live blog but for the latest updates visit the Yahoo News homepage.

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    The latest on the shooting in Texas:

    • 10 people are dead, 9 of them students, following a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas

    • 10 others, including a police officer, were injured in the shooting, which began early Friday morning.
    • The shooter, a 17-year-old male student identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was taken into custody and charged with capital murder.

    • A second student was detained for questioning, police said.

    • Two weapons, a shotgun and a revolver, were recovered at the scene.

    • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said the guns were legally owned by the gunman's father.

    • Possible explosive devices were also discovered at the school and near the campus.

    • President Trump addressed the shooting before an event at the White House, calling it a "very sad day."

    • "Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe," Trump said.

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    "I've always kind of felt that it's eventually going to happen here, too." — Santa Fe High School shooting survivor

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    Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond. (Galveston County Sheriff’s Office via AP)

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    An FBI agent is seen in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, following a shooting there. (Photo: Daniel Kramer/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Texas governor vows to address school safety and gun violence

    Tex Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz addressed the media on Friday afternoon.

    Abbott called the shooting "one of the most heinous attacks" in Texas school history, and announced plans for an upcoming roundtable discussion on preventing similar tragedies.

    "The answers are not always immediate," Abbott said. "But the answers will come."

    "In the public policy arena, we need to be doing everything humanly possible to stop this from ever happening again," Cruz said.

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said lawmakers and school officials need to "think out of the box" when it comes to school safety.

    "We're going to need to be creative," Patrick said. "Maybe we need to look at limiting the entrances and exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people that come in."

    Schools may also have to alter start times "so that not all students show up at once," he added.

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    Two women pray outside the family reunification site following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. (Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

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    People react as they leave a family unification center following the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

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    'An unthinkable tragedy'

    Santa Fe Schools Superintendent Dr. Leigh Wall:

    "It is with great sadness that I share with you that we experienced an unthinkable tragedy at our high school this morning. We are grieving the loss of members of our SFISD family. We have received an outpouring of support from across the state, and we appreciate your continued prayers for our students, staff and community.”

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    A woman talks on her phone following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

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