Santa Fe High School shooter studied previous mass shootings, acted alone

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The teenage boy charged with murdering eight students and two teachers during a gun rampage at a Houston-area high school on Friday studied previous mass shootings before carrying out his attack, sources told ABC News.

The gunman who opened fire inside Santa Fe High School Friday morning allegedly repeated "another one bites the dust" during the carnage, one survivor said.

Baseball players from Santa Fe High School and Kingwood Park High School come together around the pitching mound to say a prayer before their game in Deer Park, Texas on May 19, 2018.

Shana Fisher (16), who was one of the first victims. "And I can't give you that full until the autopsy". Her 13-year-old daughter watched it unfold on television and said she was afraid to go to school.

Since the shooting, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Mayor Sylvester Turner have repeatedly called for new gun control legislation, which could include universal background checks for gun buyers, bans on bump stocks and high-capacity magazines and money for metal detectors in schools.

"People are making this into a political issue", she said.

In March, a 17-year-old Maryland high school student used his father's gun to fatally shoot a female student with whom he had been in a recently ended relationship.

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According to a probable cause affidavit signed by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, Pagourtzis waived his Miranda rights during an interview at the Santa Fe Police Department. And Rachel DeLadesmo, communications coordinator at Break the Cycle, previously told Teen Vogue that many adults don't even know the proper legal parameters when it comes to notifying administrators, law enforcement, child services, and other agencies.

Investigators believe Pagourtzis acted alone, a law enforcement official told CNN on Saturday.

Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, 17, was remembered in a service at a mosque in suburban Houston, before her body is returned to her family in Karachi, The Associated Press reports. But this time, the graduates they were sending off to their next venture had just endured what was referred to as "pure evil" only a few days before.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says one way to reduce school shootings is to retrofit school buildings to reduce the number of entrances, as well as arm teachers and train them how to respond to active-shooter situations.

Relatives said they remained "mostly in the dark about the specifics" of the attack and shared "the public's hunger for answers". We care about our kids, we care about our communities, we care about our families.

"I don't think we're going to see any change because Democrats and Republicans are seeing this from very different perspectives", Mark Jones, a professor at Rice University, said. "Today was a down day, so we're still in prayer", Braun said.

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