Student gunman, yelled ‘Surprise!’ as he bursts into art class and opens fire at school opening Friday morning- He was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun and pipe bombs, the officials said
Nine students and one teacher killed, sheriff’s deputy among those hit by gunfire
Gunman was taken into custody at around 9am local time, the school district confirmed – two males involved, both in custody
Guns as well as explosive devices recovered in and around the school, but all injuries resulting from gunshots
Shooting began at 7.45 am during art class at Santa Fe High School, in Galveston, about 35 miles East of Houston, Texas
Shooting prompted school lockdown, Friday morning with police, sheriff’s deputies, ATF agents and a medical helicopter are on the scene
Students are being transported to another location to reunite with their parents
Santa Fe’s senior class was scheduled to graduate on Sunday
Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, he is also a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.
‘8 to 10 people’ killed after gunman storms Santa Fe High School, Galveston, on lockdown after a shooter stormed into a class and killed at least eight people Friday morning.
A gunman was taken into custody after opening fire and killing at least eight people inside Santa Fe High School this morning.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a Facebook post just after 9am local time that the situation has been ‘contained’ and ‘there have been confirmed injuries.’
The station KHOU reported, citing a federal official and a county official close to the investigation that at least ten people were fatally shot and a law enforcement officer was injured.
Law enforcement later identified the suspected Santa Fe school shooter on Friday afternoon as Dimitrios ‘Dimitri’ Pagourtzis, 17. He is now in custody
Shooting suspect Dimitrios ‘Dimitri’ Pagourtzis, [photo, L-R], is now in custody
Pagourtzis shared a photo of a black T-shirt with the words ‘Born to Kill’ printed across the front on his now-deleted Facebook page, Pagourtzis on April 30
The assailant who was armed with an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun and pipe bombs, e officials on his now-deleted Facebook page, Pagourtzis on April 30 shared a photo of a black T-shirt with the words ‘Born to Kill’ printed across the front
Law enforcement officials were sweeping the campus for possible explosives after students reported seeing the gunman toss something into a classroom.
Law enforcement said the guns are legally owned by the suspect’s dad, but they were not sure he knew his son had taken the weapons.
Records show Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.
Police responded to the school on State Highway 6 near Morning Glory Drive in Santa Fe just before 8am after getting reports of shots fired.
Santa Fe High School junior is comforted by her mom after reuniting with her at a meeting point at a nearby Gym
Santa Fe High School staff gather at a gas station following a shooting at the school on Friday
Police and ATF agents are on the scene of the active shooter situation
In an unconfirmed report, one student told ABC13 a in a phone interview that a gunman, who is believed to be a male student, came into her first-period art class and started shooting at 7.45am.
The student says she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.
‘We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, “Start running,”’ the student told the television station.
The student said she didn’t get a good look at the shooter because she was running away. She said students escaped through a door at the back of the classroom.
Santa Fe Police, Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and ATF agents responded to the school. Medical helicopters were pictured in the parking lot, along with multiple ambulances.
Medvac helicopters are pictured in the parking lot of Santa Fe High School after Friday’s shooting
Distraught Santa Fe High School student is comforted by her mother
Weeping faculty and students embraced after Friday’s deadly shooting in Santa Fe, Texas
School staff members sit in a school bus to be transported to another school Friday, students were transported to another location to reunite with their parents
News chopper footage showed a small crowd of students emptying their backpacks for inspection on the grass.
Students are being transported to Alamo Gym to reunite with their parents.
Santa Fe High School has more than 1,400 students in grades 9-12. The senior class was scheduled to graduate on Sunday.