Published: Mon, May 21, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Texas Shooting Suspect's Family Expresses Shock

Texas Shooting Suspect's Family Expresses Shock

The shooting was the deadliest school attack since 17 were killed in February at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

And they said the description of the massacre, in which authorities say he burst.

Authorities have not offered any motive.

Poehl said that there was no history of mental health issues with his client, though there may be "some indications of family history".

Also killed was substitute teacher Ann Perkins, known to many as "Grandma Perkins", the Houston area CBS affiliate reported.

Law enforcement officials told several news outlets that the one male suspect taken into custody was 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

"It's been happening everywhere", she told the local ABC affiliate. "I knew the guy behind me was dead".

Chris Stone, a junior at Santa Fe High School. At least 10 people were injured.

It was unclear if the people who were shot attended that graduation.

Abbott said Friday afternoon that police were investigating two residences near the school and had found explosive devices, including a Molotov cocktail, at a home and in a vehicle.

Family members said Angelique was a strong teenager who took on a heavy role in the family with her younger brother.

Candles line a table during a vigil held at the Texas First Bank after a shooting left several people dead at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas U.S

The gunman yelled "Surprise" before he started shooting, according to Texas Rep. Michael McCaul, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee. He made his initial court appearance Friday evening by video link from the Galveston County Jail.

McCaul, a former federal prosecutor, said he expects the Justice Department to pursue additional charges, possibly involving weapons of mass destruction.

The attorneys representing Pagourtzis told ABC News that the teen's parents have said repeatedly they had no idea their son was capable of this kind of violence. Investigators were determining whether the shotgun's shortened barrel was legal, Texas Sen. But the canisters had no detonation device, and the pressure cooker had no explosive material, Henry said.

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland expressed their support of the students at Santa Fe High School. It's an all too familiar feeling no one should have to experience. "Even now I can not believe that my daughter is gone", he said, his voice breaking with emotion.

She also directed her frustration at President Donald Trump, writing "Our children are being MURDERED and you're treating this like a game".

This latest shooting is the 101st mass shooting in the U.S. carried out so far this year.

"She was wonderful. She was just so loving", said Olinde, 25. He initially thought somebody was loudly hitting a trash can.

They heard three more bangs and saw the shooter come out of an art room. Using telemedicine, "we can get those links in moments and those moments can be critical in some situations", he said.

Gun-control advocates counter that laws should not be based on any single incident - that the fact that an assault-rifle ban wouldn't have thwarted the Santa Fe suspect should not resign the country to the inevitability of more shootings.

A Lubbock-based program seeing success helping prevent at-risk students from committing violent acts is getting more attention after Gov. Greg Abbott touted it as a potential statewide model to reduce school shootings the day after a student allegedly shot 10 people to death at his a southeast Texas high school.

In the aftermath of Friday's attack, though, Abbott said that investigators had recovered information from Pagourtzis' computer and cellphone that suggested that he wanted to carry out the shooting and to kill himself afterward. "He advertised his intentions but somehow slipped through the cracks", Cornyn said.

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