Society School Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas

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  1. RaginCajun

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    Injuries Confirmed After Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas
    There have been confirmed injuries and a gunman is in custody following a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

    Santa Fe Independent School District confirmed an “active shooter” and that the situation has been “contained,” in a post on the school’s official Facebook page.

    Santa Fe High School Assistant Principal Cris Richardson told the Houston Chronicle that a gunman has been “arrested and secured.”

    “This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter. The situation is active, but has been contained. There have been confirmed injuries,” the school district wrote.

    “Details will be released as we receive updated information. Law enforcement will continue to secure the building and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location. All other campuses are operating under their regular schedules.”

    Students are being evacuated from the school and bused to nearby Alamo Gym so that they can be reunited with their parents.

    An emergency dispatcher for Santa Fe police confirmed to TIME that officers were on scene at the school but provided no other details.

    Santa Fe is about 35 miles southeast of Houston. Harrison County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said his deputies were en route to assist officers in Santa Fe, which is next door in Galveston County.

    Unconfirmed reports emerged on social media that students were hiding out in classrooms amid gunfire in the building.
     
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    Fuck man, these seem to be happening weekly.

    With a little girl about to school age in just a few years it's hard not to want to react in fear and try and homeschool her.
     
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    Now reporting multiple fatalities.
    'Multiple fatalities' reported at Santa Fe High School shooting
    At least eight people died Friday morning in gunfire at Santa Fe High school, law enforcement officials confirmed, while at least 12 others were injured, according to area hospitals.

    Police arrested a suspect and detained a second person, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said via Twitter.

    The bloodshed 30 miles south of Houston is the worst mass shooting in America since February, when 17 people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida, according to a database of shootings maintained by the Washington Post.
     
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    Fuck. Another school shooting? These events are occurring way, way too frequently.

    Sad times.
     
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    I'm sure if America does nothing this will all go away on it's own in time.
     
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    doing nothing is often better than doing the wrong thing.
     
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  9. Jehannum

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    reports now saying 10 casualties? :(
     
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    they should just start giving the shooters arbitrary names, like hurricanes.

    People who do these things are wanting to be remembered, so let's just all agree to deny them that pleasure.

    "School Shooter Bertha swept through Santa Fe HS today..."
     
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    Dumbest shit I ever read.


    It's an epidemic that's getting worse. Look at how it has increased the last 40 years. It only happens in dipshit America too. Thier gun policies allow it to keep happening
     
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    Reporting 10 casualties and pipe bombs found at scene.
     
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    This is America, guns in are area, I got the strap, I need to carry them.
    So is this what we as a country have come to? Nothing will get done, some of these poor people will get called crisses actors nothing but arguments and no solutions. I guess its best if everyone has a gun because these killing, murders, this terrorism wont stop.
     
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    The school shootings are the worst. Imagine sending your child too school and she gets gunned down by someone she probably never meet because he hates his own life. It is horrible. If you hate everything so much that you want to kill strangers, go ahead and just kill yourself first.
    I have two school age daughters and I could not imagine the pain those parents must be in.
    It is just sickening.
     
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    why? I just showed you that it's like worrying that your child will be struck by lightning. It's a tiny issue, it just gives you Big Feels.

    There's a smorgasbord of variance between any two nations, you're basically trying to work backwards to get to a single-source fallacy.

    There's no correlation between access to firearms and rates of violence. There's much stronger correlation between how aggressively a nation pursues prohibitions and that nation's rate of violent crime.
     
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    You are foolish if you think that. Of course a child is more likely to be shot in a us school than if they went to school in another country. To say otherwise is hilarious and naive.
     
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    really? my kid is more likely to be shot here than in Ecuador?
     
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    We really should not have to compare ourselves to Ecuador to win an argument. We spend the most on education and mental health by far by a huge margin.
     
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    I'd say it's more likely that in the USA some weirdo kid they go to school with brings guns in and shoots people. Does that happen a lot in ecuador?

    Why not compare America to Afghanistan to make yourself feel better?
     
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    Well shit not again.

    :(
     
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    This, plus we need more guns in schools - apparently.
    Teachers with guns, students with guns, librarians with guns, hall monitors with guns. Everybody gets a free school gun. Test out that theory, see how it works out.
     
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    Feel better about the tiny problem

    I feel pretty good about it already.
     
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    Well, we tried the 'Gun Free' thing...it hasn't helped...possibly just made things worse.
     
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