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NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Another deadly school shooting.. As a foster parent who cared for children with special mental and behavioral needs, I really believe it starts in the home. Not saying the parents/caregivers are the blame, but we know what is going on with the kid’s 1st hand and out of embarrassment and/or fear that social services will open a case, so some do not report the behaviors. If the parents do speak up, more than likely the blame for the child’s behavior will shift on them, resulting in parenting classes, neuro psych testing and etc, not for the child, but the parent as if the parent did something wrong or they, themselves have mental health issues. Let’s say the focus goes on the child and the child is removed from the home causing major emotional distress on the entire household and the parent being placed on child support, because the child is not in the home, but at times it’s very much needed, the removal of a child. I have found that in certain states a child’s behavior doesn’t equate social service intervening. There has to be some form of neglect going on for a family to receive services.. So, if you have a child in the home threatening you, running away, using drugs, you will not get services unless you do something to put your very own life at risk.

We need to blame everyone, we are all to blame and fault for not intervening before it’s too late. The reason school shootings happen falls on the adults, from the president, NRA, lack of mental health/medical care, parents and the list goes on. We as the adults are responsible for ensuring that our children have a future, our ancestors did it for us.

And this is why the parents more than often give a statement of ” they didn’t think Billy would do something like this, I didn’t know he was depressed, but he watched horror films constantly, I didn’t know the driving video game had violence in it”

We have to find a way to get to the source, the issue that causes a child plot and kills their classmates and staff at the schools. This problem does not fall on one head..

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I experienced this first hand and actually had a child removed from my care because I was afraid that the child would actually do what they. If you ever saw “The Purge” I was on a Purge list, to be killed in my sleep. The younger sibling reported that the sibling had the list and that I was not the only person on it. Just thinking of it upsets me and scares me at the same time.

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I was a nervous wreck. I kept my bedroom door lock, my babygirl slept with me. I installed cameras throughout the house and I had staff, therapy and a skills worker who came to get her a few times out the week, one would think that was more than enough. I thought the child was acting out and I was the last option for them, well I was told this by the worker. I remember a therapist telling me, “Ms. Hollins you have to let the child go, before something bad happens, you are not taking care of your own mental health needs and this child takes away all the attention from the other children. You did your part, we all know you love this child, but the child has mental health issues and she is getting worse because you do not believe in medication.” I didn’t hear her at all, I didn’t hear my family and friends, but when this child finally reacted, I did as well.  The child who is actually a teen was bigger than me, pushed me into the wall and I grabbed his/her shirt and we had a who’s stronger contest, I guess I won. I, became afraid and bitter towards this child because I didn’t want to be viewed as giving up on a child, a failure as a parent.  This situation is what led to having the child removed from my home and out of my life, but it wasn’t my decision. I still held firm that I believe the child could and would change with time and love. The judge actually told me I was thinking with my heart and that he saw the need to make the decision for me and my other children after the child said in open court that he/she would do what it took to have her way and that I wasn’t his/her mom. The child went on to do the same thing to other foster parents until he/she was placed in residential treatment and will remain there until he/she turns 18yrs old. The courts labeled this child unparentable… I didn’t know that was a way of life, but over the years instead of living in a house with a family, the child is in a group home setting where there are workers instead of family.
Moral of the story these parents love their children so much that they do not want to believe that the child will act on their threats.. Like me, I look over that time in my life and it’s I was in an abusive relationship, I was blind to what was going on, thinking things would change, walking around on eggshells, basically scared of a child. I’m pretty sure some of you will be surprised to find out that a couple years ago I agreed to let the child be in my life by way of verbal communication only. It didn’t set well with me that the child was living without a family. I was really the last parent option left for him/her. I would not, however, allow n unsupervised visit. I know

The parents more than often give a statement of ” they didn’t think Billy would do something like this, I didn’t know he was depressed, but he watched horror films constantly.” We know unless we aren’t present in the child’s life and maybe that is caused to charge them as well.

 

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SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

A sheriff says the 17-year-old suspect in the fatal shooting of at least 10 people at his Houston-area high school is being held on a capital murder charge.

Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset says in a statement that the student, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is being held without bond in the Galveston County jail.

At least 10 other people were wounded in the shooting Friday morning at the Santa Fe High School.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says investigators also found explosive devices, including a molotov cocktail, in the school and nearby.

Abbott says the suspect told authorities after his arrest that he had intended to kill himself too, but that he lacked the courage.

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2:30 p.m.

At least one student isn’t at all surprised that a deadly shooting happened at her high school in Texas.

Paige Curry, who is 17, says “it’s been happening everywhere” and that she “always … felt like that eventually it was going to happen here too.”

Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people were killed and 10 more were injured Friday morning when a gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School.

Curry says she was sitting in a classroom when she “heard the loud booms.” It took a second for her to realize what was going on. She and her classmates ran onto the stage and hid together backstage, trying to keep each other calm until SWAT officers found them.

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2:20 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the school shooting suspect used a shotgun and .38-revolver he obtained from his father.

At a news conference on Friday, Abbott said both weapons were owned legally by the suspect’s father. But it’s not clear whether the father knew his son had taken them.

Abbott says 10 people were killed and 10 more wounded in the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School.

Abbott said “we look to God to give the first responders, as well as the victims and the families, the guidance they need in the coming days and weeks.”

Abbott says he will organize roundtables around the state to discuss preventing further shootings.

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2:10 p.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says 10 people are dead and 10 more wounded after a shooting at a high school in the town of Santa Fe.

Abbott called Friday’s shooting “one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools.”

He says explosive devices including a molotov cocktail that had been found in the suspected shooter’s home and a vehicle as well as around the school and nearby.

The governor says the suspect said he originally intended to commit suicide but gave himself up and told authorities that he didn’t have the courage to take his own life.

Abbott said there are “one or two” other people of interest being interviewed about the shooting.

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1:45 p.m.

A 16-year-old boy who says he considers Dimitrios Pagourtzis a friend says the Texas high school shooting suspect is interested in guns and war simulation video games, but that he has never about talked about killing people.

Tristen Patterson is a junior at Sante Fe high School, where at least eight people were killed in the shooting Friday morning.

Patterson says Pagourtzis didn’t show signs of being bullied, but that he rarely talked about himself.

He says Pagourtzis would sometimes enter the classroom “acting a little bit down or sad. A little bit sluggish. … But he never talked about why.”

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1:25 p.m.

A sophomore says it was “chaos” when the fire alarm sounded at Santa Fe High School and people realized it was an active shooter situation.

Sixteen-year-old John Robinson says he was in first period English class when the fire alarm went off.

Robinson says: “Everybody was just trying to get away from the school. They kept saying there was a shooter, people were shot.”

He says he felt scared and simply wanted to get as far away from the school as possible. He and other students ran to a nearby Shell station.

Robinson says he thinks two of his friends might have been injured in the shooting but that he hasn’t been able to speak with them.

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1:05 p.m.

A law enforcement official has identified a person in custody in the Houston-area school shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

The official was not authorized to discuss the shooting by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.

Authorities say eight to 10 people, mostly students, were killed in the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the AP.

She said: “Give us our time right now, thank you.”

Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.

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Eric Tucker in Washington D.C. contributed to this report.

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1 p.m.

The emergency room medical director at a Texas hospital says the facility has treated eight patients injured in a shooting at a Houston-area school.

Dr. Safi Madain at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center says six of the eight patients have been treated and released. Madain says one patient remains in critical condition and the other is in fair condition.

Madain says all appeared to be high school students with gunshot wounds.

Other victims have been treated at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. David Marshall, chief nursing officer, says one adult male is in critical condition at the hospital. He says that man was shot in the upper arm and is undergoing surgery.

Officials have said eight to 10 people were killed in the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School.

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12:50 p.m.

A student inside the Houston-area high school where several people were fatally shot says he was near the art classroom where the shooting took place.

Eighteen-year-old Logan Roberds says he heard a fire alarm at Santa Fe High School and went outside. He says he then heard two loud bangs, which he didn’t initially think were gunshots. He says he thought someone loudly hit a trash can.

But he later heard three loud bangs. He says, “that’s when the teachers told us to run.” He says he ran with other students to a nearby gas station. His mother says she quickly drove to meet her son.

The local sheriff says eight to 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire inside the school Friday morning. Two people are in custody.

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12:30 p.m.

The police chief at a Houston-area school district says a police officer was shot and wounded during a shooting that killed multiple people at a local high school.

Walter Braun is the police chief of Santa Fe Independent School District. He says the fatal shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School also left at least six people wounded, including a police officer.

Dr. David Marshall is the chief nursing officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in nearby Galveston. He says one man is in critical condition and undergoing surgery at the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound to the upper arm. It wasn’t immediately clear if the man is the wounded officer.

Two other victims are being treated for gunshot wounds to their legs. Hospital spokesman Raul Reyes says one of those is believed to be a student. The other is a middle-aged woman.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says eight to 10 people were killed after a gunman opened fire inside the school. Two people are in custody.

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12 p.m.

Survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, took to social media to express outrage and heartbreak after the latest school shooting in Texas where authorities say a gunman opened fire killing eight to 10 people.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Jaclyn Corin said in a tweet Friday that her “heart is so heavy” for the students at Santa Fe High School, telling them Parkland will stand with them.

She also directed her frustration at President Donald Trump, urging him to “DO SOMETHING” because children are being killed.

Classmate David Hogg warned the city that politicians would soon descend on the school acting like they care but are only looking to boost approval ratings.

Corin and Hogg were part of a grassroots movement that rallied hundreds of thousands for gun reform.

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11:50 a.m.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is headed to the scene of a school shooting outside Houston where officials say as many as 10 people were killed.

Abbott tweeted Friday that he was on his way to Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston. The Republican said an afternoon press conference was planned.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says most of the victims were students. He says authorities have also detained two people believed to be students.

Gonzalez says authorities didn’t yet have information on the weapon or weapons used.

The White House says President Donald Trump spoke with Abbott to offer his condolences and pledged to work with the governor to provide all appropriate federal assistance

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11:35 a.m.

Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.

The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.

There’s no indication how many devices have been found. Police asked the public to “remain vigilant” and to call 911 if they see any suspicious items in the area.

The school outside Houston went on lockdown around 8 a.m. after an active shooting was reported.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says there “could be 8 to 10 fatalities” from the shooting. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.

Santa Fe is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

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11:15 a.m.

President Donald Trump is sending condolences for the “absolutely horrific attack” at a Texas high school.

Trump is telling those affected that “we’re with you in this tragic hour and we will be with you forever.”

He says his administration is working to protect students, secure schools and keep weapons out of the hands of those who want to do harm.

He called this a “very very sad day.” Trump says “everyone must work together” to keep children safe.

The local sheriff says the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High school left as many as 10 people dead, most of them students. The school is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

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10:50 a.m.

The local sheriff says as many as 10 people may have been killed during a shooting at a high school near Houston, most of them students.

Harris County Sherriff Ed Gonzalez Harris County said there “could be 8 to 10 fatalities” from the shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.

The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.

Gonzalez says a police officer is among the injured but the extent of the officer’s injuries is unknown.

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10:45 a.m.

Vice President Mike Pence says he and President Donald Trump have been briefed on the school shooting at Santa Fe High School near Houston.

Pence said the students, families, teachers and all those affected should know: “’We’re with you. You’re in our prayers and I know you are in the prayers of the American people.”

Trump adds in a tweet that, “Early reports not looking good. God bless all!”

First lady Melania Trump is also weighing on Twitter. She says, “My heart goes out to Santa Fe and all of Texas today.”

Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following the Friday morning shooting. The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.

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10:30 a.m.

Officials say at least three people are being treated for gunshot wounds and two people have been detained following a shooting at a high school near Houston.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted Friday that one person is in custody and a second person has been detained following the Friday morning shooting at Santa Fe High School.

Gonzalez says a police officer was injured but the extent of the officer’s injuries is unknown.

Gonzalez says there are “multiple casualties” but didn’t elaborate. Houston-area media have cited unnamed law enforcement officials saying there were fatalities. The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.

Dr. David Marshall is chief nursing officer at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He says one man was undergoing surgery at the hospital Friday morning following the shooting. He says a juvenile has been admitted and a second adult is being treated in the emergency room.

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9:45 a.m.

Houston-area media citing unnamed law enforcement officials are reporting that there are fatalities following a shooting at a high school.

Television station KHOU and the Houston Chronicle are citing unnamed federal, county and police officials following the shooting early Friday at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

The Associated Press has not been able to confirm the reports.

The school district has confirmed an unspecified number of injuries but is not immediately releasing further details. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson says a suspect “has been arrested and secured.”

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9:30 a.m.

School officials say people have been injured in a shooting at a Houston-area high school and the suspected shooter is in custody.

Assistant Principal Cris Richardson says the suspect in the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School “has been arrested and secured.”

The school district also confirmed an unspecified number of people are injured but provided no other details.

School officials say law enforcement officers are working to secure the building “and initiate all emergency management protocols to release and move students to another location.”

Students are being transported to another location to reunite with their parents.

One student told Houston television station KTRK that a gunman came into her first-period class and started shooting. The student says she saw one girl with a bloody leg as the class evacuated.

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8:37 a.m.

Law enforcement officers are responding to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus.

The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown.

Galveston County sheriff’s Maj. Douglas Hudson says units are responding to reports of shots fired. He had no immediate details on whether anyone has been hurt.

Santa Fe is a city of about 13,000 residents, located 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student says she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room.

Authorities have not yet confirmed that report.

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2 thoughts on “NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

  1. Do you think the parents of the Santa Fe dead children are proud to have donated their kid’s lives for the good of the NRA? Will they get a trophy, a medal or a plaque to commemorate their child’s service? Will they stand proud with their hands over their hearts knowing that their child died so that Dana Loesch can go pump bullets through an AR15 any darn time she feels like it?

    I wish all congress people and Donald were required to walk through schools where mass shootings have just taken place, to see first hand the carnage and bullet riddled bodies. Would they then be able to say that this was an acceptable amount of human sacrifice on the shrine of NRA privilege?

    Too bad Donald didn’t do EVERYTHING IN HIS POWER before they got dead! Too bad his speech is all just words and he still won’t do A SINGLE THING in his power, even as he steps over their blood spattered bodies on the way to a campaign rally.

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