Latest Santa Fe High School shooting News

Pakistani family visits school where exchange student shot

Jul. 11, 2019 11:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The family of a Pakistani exchange student who was one of 10 people killed in a mass shooting at a Texas high school last year traveled to the U.S and visited the school and community this week, wanting to learn more about the nine months she had spent there, including her final...

Trial site chosen for suspect in 2018 Texas school shootings

Jun. 25, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A teenager accused in the fatal shooting of 10 people at his Houston-area school faces trial 45 miles (72.42 kilometers) from where the attack happened. A judge in Galveston County has moved the capital murder trial of 18-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who attended Santa Fe High...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

Jun. 6, 2019 3:57 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston. School districts will be...

Some of the most recent deadly US mass shootings

May. 31, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

A longtime city worker opened fire Friday in a building that houses Virginia Beach government offices, killing 12 people and wounding six others. A list of some of the deadliest mass shootings in the United States in the last two years: — Feb. 15, 2019: Gary Martin killed five co-workers at a manufacturing...

Correction: Texas-Gun Storage Fight story

May. 28, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In a story May 27 about Texas lawmakers moving to set up a safe gun storage campaign, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the money was added to the state budget plan in the final days of the legislative session. The $1 million had been agreed to by House and Senate budget...

Texas moves to arm more teachers to prevent school shootings

May. 23, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas moved a big step closer to arming more teachers and school personnel as a way to help prevent future campus shootings, under a bill sent to Gov. Greg Abbott. The measure approved Wednesday night by the state Senate changes the 6-year-old school marshal program that had limited...

Texas House advances school security bill after shooting

May. 21, 2019 7:54 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers are gearing up to pass new measures aimed at increasing campus security, adding more armed personnel and boosting student mental health resources a year after a mass shooting at a high school near Houston killed eight students and two substitute teachers. The move marks...

1 year after Santa Fe shooting, Texas shuns tougher gun laws

May. 17, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A year after a high school mass shooting near Houston that remains one of the deadliest in U.S. history, Texas lawmakers are on the brink of going home without passing any new gun restrictions, or even tougher firearm storage laws that Gov. Greg Abbott backed after the tragedy. A...