The US are plagued by mass shootings. The new chapter in this dark book was written yesterday with 10 dead victims and another 10 wounded.
The gunman was armed with a shotgun and a .38 revolver that he smuggled under his coat into the school premises.The school is situated in a small town in Southeast Texas. He was a student there. Also authorities found two homemade explosive devices that were left at the school during the shooting.
The shooter who was the 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis characterized as an “introvert” that gave no warning signs surrendered to police after not having the courage to commit suicide as he said during questioning. In journals found in his phone and home he said that he planned to commit suicide after the attack.
This is the second bloodiest incident in America after the attack on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla, where a young man opened fire with an AR-15 automatic rifle killing 17 students that led to nationwide protests.
President Trump from the East Room of the White House expressed his solidarity with the people of Santa Fe and the families of the victims and that his administration will do “everything in our power” to protect schools in the country.
Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton expressed her concerns about gun control through tweeter.
Every day that we fail to act on gun violence, we are failing our children. This should be a day for soul searching across America – and that soul searching should be matched with legislating to begin dealing with this national shame.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 18, 2018
A young girl that gave an interview after the attack said that she expected this to happen since “attacks are happening everywhere”.