Published: Tue, May 22, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Dogs help community deal with Santa Fe shooting

Dogs help community deal with Santa Fe shooting

He killed ten people and wounded ten others in a heinous display of evil, and the commonality between this attack and attacks that came before it was not an AR-15 or a "high capacity" magazine, but a gun-free zone. The Santa Fe High School weapons policy not only prohibits firearms and ammunition, but even "look-alike" weapons, BB guns, and "pocketknives".

"If someone really wants to go and like shoot someone, they will, nothing's going to stop them, but I mean they're trying and that's what counts", Savana Martinez, a junior at Ball High School, said.

In a statement he said "The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans".

They are Cynthia Tisdale, Glenda Anne Perkins, Kimberly Vaughan, Shana Fisher, Chris Stone, Jared Black, Angelique Ramirez, Christian Riley Garcia, Aaron Kyle Mcleod, and Sabika Sheikh.

"I was inside but I wasn't near it, I was on the other side of the school, I was in the English hallway so we thought it was just a fire drill the whole time".

KTRKLeague City Intermediate School in League City Texas
KTRKLeague City Intermediate School in League City Texas

Administrators with the Arlington ISD also sent a notice to parents that said, in part, "We believe our campuses are safe, and we continue to work to make them safer".

While the community is still reeling from the tragedy, these four-legged friends comfort is one way some people are healing.

"Anyone willing to show support by being here, bringing dogs, it shows a lot about us as a people that we are willing to help out. So we got out safe and we just walked out", explained Overbeck.

The therapy dogs will be out here all week and for as long as needed.

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