Houston Astros Honor Texas School Shooting Victims

Phillip Cunningham
May 25, 2018

And according to CNN, of those shootings, 22 have been attacks in schools that resulted in victims being hurt or killed in 2018 - equating to more than one school shooting per week.

The alleged shooter, a 17-year-old student at the school, has been charged with capital murder and aggravated assault.

Craig Bessent, an assistant superintendent of the Wylie Independent School District in Abilene, said in an interview that he will take part in the roundtable and that he favored more police or security officers and more screening of students as they entered school campuses. I have the deepest sympathy for the teachers and students who died or were wounded in any and all of this countries school shootings.

"There's not just the one thing you can do that will stop this and be a cure-all", Bessent said.

Calls for tighter gun regulations in the United States have been prominent following the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida on Valentine's Day, where 17 students and teachers were killed. State Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Friday that the state should also pass universal background checks and require the reporting of stolen guns.

On Wednesday, a lobbyist from the Texas State Rifle Association, affiliated with the National Rifle Association, will be participating with state lawmakers and education and law enforcement officials.

Yet these factors exist in other countries, but they don't see anywhere near the same level of mass shootings and other gun violence as the United States. But Whitmire said they'll have to be careful to avoid a "one-size-fits-all" approach.

People mourn at a makeshift memorial left in memory of the victims killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Texas U.S

Gov. Greg Abbott begins hosting school-safety roundtable discussions Tuesday. But Abbott insisted the roundtables were not political window dressing.

"The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans", Abbott said in a statement. He did not respond to a request for comment. The focus will be gun legislation and what needs to change. Abbott has given no indication that he would do so.

After the Florida tragedy, President Donald Trump organized discussions on how to prevent school shootings and at least mentioned the idea of limiting gun sales, though little concrete came out of those.

Abbott has previously expressed interest in a program run out of Texas Tech University where adults are trained to go to schools and screen students who could pose a danger to themselves or others. "It is unchallenged at the state level", Jillson said.

At the first meeting on Tuesday, participants proposed expanding school safety training programs, bolstering threat assessment systems and expanding a pilot program created to screen for students, who might be a threat to themselves or others.

J.J. Watt, a star defensive end for the Houston Texans, visited injured victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting on Monday, Click2Houston reported.


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