Incidents related to gun violence have spiked in the U.S. in the recent past, the latest one being a 17-year-old shooter killing 10 people, including a teacher and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan Sabika Sheikh, at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
Authorities say a 17-year-old student carried out the attack.
In a letter on Tuesday, Santa Fe School District Superintendent Leigh Wall said that Santa Fe High School's graduation will be held at 7:30 p.m. on June 1 at Joe Raitano Memorial Stadium.
Texas holds primary runoffs Tuesday, meanwhile, and the Santa Fe shooting is not expected to be a deciding factor in any major race, just as the November 2017 massacre that killed more than two dozen worshippers at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, barely registered as a campaign issue before last week.
Alice Tripp, legislative director for the Texas Rifle Association, said that her group's 37,000 members were cautious about any attempt to expand laws that can be used to seize or deny guns. I've always kind of felt like eventually it was going to happen here too, so-I don't know.
Antonios Pagourtzis said his son never displayed any signs that he would be capable of such violence, explaining that he didn't fight with others, didn't drink alcohol and seemed to enjoy healthy pursuits such as working out. When the father asked why he was leaving early, Dimitrios replied, "I'm off, I love you and I'll see you in the afternoon", Pagourtzis told Antenna.
Abbott, a Republican, listed off numerous ideas and suggestions that came out of the three-hour meeting, but focused on four specific ideas that he said could be implemented before students come back to school next fall.
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Santa Fe High School had an active-shooter plan and two armed security guards on campus.
A Texas school district says it will be holding a graduation ceremony as planned for the high school where 10 people were killed during a deadly shooting last week.
The suspect won't face the death penalty if he is convicted.
After a closed door meeting Tuesday on school safety and gun violence, Gov.
The first meeting Tuesday was attended by nearly two dozen school administrators, politicians, law enforcement officials and an architect with expertise on school design, among others.
Reporters were then ushered out of the room, as Abbott's office announced they would be prior to the meeting.
Some Parkland students, who have led a grassroots movement to toughen gun laws, have expressed their support to students in Santa Fe - a rural community about 35 miles southeast of Houston. It will include advocates both for and against further gun restrictions, mental health experts and social media experts, he said. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, said excluding several groups who want stricter gun regulation, including Moms Demand Action and March for Our Lives, will limit the potential for meaningful action. 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.