It’s being reported that there are multiple fatalities in the Santa Fe school shooting this morning.
KHOU 11 is reporting as of five minutes ago there are at least 8 students dead:
UPDATE: At least 8 students dead ad more injured in Friday morning mass shooting, according to sources. https://t.co/12F3qpaEhY #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/ZzkjRor3jC— KHOU 11 News Houston (@KHOU) May 18, 2018
KHOU – Federal and county officials tell KHOU 11 News multiple students were killed and an officer was wounded when a shooter opened fire inside Santa Fe High School.
The school is located about 30 miles southeast of Houston.
An assistant principal confirms the suspect, believed to be a student, is now in custody. The exact number of victims has not yet been confirmed.
Views from Air 11 show several ambulances, including a mass casualty ambulance, along with multiple Life Flight helicopters on the scene. Multiple victims have been transported to John Sealy Hospital in Galveston.
Some students say they were evacuated down the street to a nearby auto shop as police surrounded the school. Many parents are now lining up to pick their kids up at the business. The school district says parents can also pick their kids up at the Alamo Gym on Highway 6.
Federal officials believe the suspect in the shooting is a student. Witnesses say he started shooting in an art class at the campus.
According to reports I’ve seen on Twitter, someone pulled the fire alarm which people are saying saved a lot of lives.
There are also reports of an explosive device:
#BREAKING: Reports of at least 8 dead in Texas high school shooting.— Tim Williams (@realtimwilliams) May 18, 2018
--Santa Fe High School
--Multiple others hurt
--Shooter in custody
--Reports of possible explosive devicehttps://t.co/gSfd0iL0Am pic.twitter.com/WzlqsttQce
Her’s a live stream…
I’ll update you on more once we have it…
UPDATE: It’s being reported now that there are 8-10 people dead and other victims are undergoing surgery. While they haven’t released the name of the student, the are releasing that it’s a 17-year-old male student:
#UPDATE The suspect in the Texas school shooting was identified as a 17-year-old male student. https://t.co/TnosicKAV9— News 4, WIVB-TV (@news4buffalo) May 18, 2018
Also explosives found on and off Campus:
LATEST on the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas:— Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) May 18, 2018
- Possible explosives found on and off campus
- At least 8 people are dead, including students and faculty
- Multiple woundedhttps://t.co/X07B94DUuX
2nd person if interest has been detained:
LATEST on deadly Santa Fe, TX shooting: https://t.co/lYTcXAsshn— Good Morning America (@GMA) May 18, 2018
-At least 8 people killed
-1 police officer injured
"Possible explosive devices" located at school and off campus
-1 suspect in custody
-2nd "possible person of interest" detained pic.twitter.com/rdQ1uSU1Pq
Info from #SantaFePolice at scene of school shooting...— Tiffany Craig KHOU (@TiffanyKHOU) May 18, 2018
6 injured transported to hospital, including @SantaFeisd police officer
Shooter in custody and a 2nd person of interest detained
At least 8 killed
Explosive devices found in and around school #KHOU11
The unfortunate break down of the dead is 9 students and 1 teacher:
Now 10 are confirmed dead in Texas shooting — 9 students and 1 teacher, @SchneiderCNN reports.— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) May 18, 2018
Student had a ‘born to kill’ t-shirt and was wearing a trench coat with army boots:
Dustin Sederin, a student at #SantaFeHighSchool, said he saw the shooter moments before Friday’s massacre wearing a trench coat and a ‘"Born to Kill"’ T-shirt. Sederin said the boy was bullied and very quiet. pic.twitter.com/ttrJrklJHE— KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) May 18, 2018
It’s being reported that the explosives were pressure cookers and pipe bombs…
A law enforcement source says 10 people were killed in the Santa Fe, Texas high school shooting -- 9 students and a teacher. At least 12 were wounded. Pipe bombs and pressure cookers have been found at the scene.— Steve Brusk (@stevebruskCNN) May 18, 2018
CNN URGENT: 10 dead in Texas HS shooting, official says. A law enforcement official says 10 people are dead in the Texas high school shooting; nine are students and one a teacher. Two law enforcement officers were injured. Pipe bombs and pressure cookers were found at the scene.— Arthur Brice (@ArthurBrice) May 18, 2018
The name of the shooter has been released: Dimitrios Pagourtzis:
CORRECTION: The name of the Santa Fe High School suspected shooter in custody is 17-year old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, according to law enforcement sources— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) May 18, 2018
And here’s a facebook photo:
And a few more details we may know…https://twitter.com/JordanUhl/status/997529937992175617
Dimitrios Pagourtzis has been identified as the suspect of the Santa Fe high school shooting that left many 10 dead.— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) May 18, 2018
An Instagram account with his name was just taken offline. He followed Trump, Melania, Ivanka, the White House and a few gun pages. pic.twitter.com/aWsn8tnZUS
Here is the now deleted Facebook page of possible school shooting suspect, including “BORN TO KILL” t-shirt. #santafehighschool pic.twitter.com/BqxPIs56jG— Janet Shamlian (@JanetShamlian) May 18, 2018
#SantaFe #texas Here is the now deleted Facebook page (right) of possible suspect including his last posting saying "Born to kill" - a customised T-shirt. I'm not 100% sure if it's the same person. If he is, he danced folkloristic dance for an Orthodox Church (left) pic.twitter.com/CgfM5oOUld— ʜᴇɴᴋ ᴠᴀɴ ᴇss (@henkvaness) May 18, 2018
A Facebook page belonging to a man named Dimitrios Pagourtzis has also been taken offline. It contained a picture that featured clothing with Nazi, Soviet and other very strange symbols. pic.twitter.com/08YDdLHOsg— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) May 18, 2018
Apparently the shooter has an explanation for all of this questionable symbolism:
Dimitrios Pagourtzis photos, alleged shooter at Santa Fe High School in Texas, explained his jacket insignia on Facebook:
Duster Hammer and Sickle = Rebellion
Rising Sun = Kamikaze Tactics
Iron Cross = Bravery
Baphomet = Evil
Cthulhu = Power
That’s from April 30, at 8:07 p.m. pic.twitter.com/clmILORwJs
— Paula Neal Mooney (@PAULANEALMOONEY) May 18, 2018