The suspected gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas high school that left 10 people dead is under suicide watch at the Galveston County Jail, officials said Monday.
"Every time he'd kill someone he'd say, 'another one bites the dust.'" Eight students and two teachers were shot and killed when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis allegedly burst into an art room with a shotgun and a.38-caliber revolver, both of which appear to be legally owned by his father.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis is a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School. Teacher and support staff were to return on Wednesday, May 23, and students were to return to class on Tuesday, May 29, district officials said.
He asks that the families of the shooting victims and first responders also be honored as part of the moment of silence.
On Sunday, the first of the funerals took place.
"I did a lot of praying before I came, and I'll be honest with you, all the things I thought about were not the things I said", Chenoweth said.
The mother of Shana Fisher, one of the victims, believes her daughter was specifically targeted. Finally, about a week ago, she stood up to him in the middle of class to proclaim she would not go out with him.
Mourners hold candles during a vigil in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in League City, Texas, U.S., May 20, 2018. "Even in her death, she is pulling the relationships between Pakistan and the United States, specifically the Houston area, even closer", said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, according to USA Today.
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The massacre also claimed the lives of students Sabika Sheikh, a Pakistani exchange student; Chris Stone; Angelique Ramirez; Christian Riley Garcia; Aaron Kyle McLeod; and Kimberly Vaughan.
"When you're facing someone who's an active shooter, the best way to take that shooter down is with a gun".
According to an affidavit filed in court, he waived his right to remain silent and admitted "to shooting multiple people".
"We have 50 million abortions", he told CNN on Sunday.
"It's times like this when all of us realise how fragile our lives really are".
The sheriff said the two school resource officers, who arrived at the school about four minutes after the shooting started and engaged the suspected shooter, were "heroes". They said their client might not have been in the right state of mind, even though his social media posts before the shooting showed an affinity for weapons and contained violent messages.
He added: "Family and friends and God, that's what's going to get us through this". "I don't know if they know us the way they should".
"I don't think we're going to see any change because Democrats and Republicans are seeing this from very different perspectives", Mark Jones, a professor at Rice University, said.