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Dimitrios Pagourtzis

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Jr. 17 is under suicide watch at the Galveston County Jail officials said Monday. He's being held on capital murder charges

Incidents related to gun violence have spiked in the United States 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. "I think people are the problem", 16-year-old student Alex Carvey told NBC News. The first one features officials from school districts that arm some teachers or contract with local police for security.

In a phone interview over the weekend with Greece's Antenna TV, Antonios Pagourtzis said he wished he could have stopped the killing Friday at Santa Fe High School. In what's now a viral video clip, a reporter asks a student if she was in disbelief that such a shooting could take place at her school.

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. Somebody probably came and hurt him, and since he was a solid boy, I don't know what could have happened.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is jailed on murder charges in Friday's attack.

"He never got into a fight with anyone".

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He said his son told him he had acted on his own and had spared "the kids who were the good kids so they can tell his story".

"I can't believe it could have been any of us at the school, we need to make [a] change now", he added. Teachers Glenda Ann Perkins and Cynthia Tisdale were also killed.

Watt led efforts to raise more than $37 million for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated Houston a year ago.

Days after 10 people were shot to death at Texas high school, Governor Greg Abbott met with politicians and school administrators on Tuesday to consider proposals to stem school violence in a state where gun-control measures usually sink in the Republican-controlled legislature. Under Texas law, offenders younger than 18 who are charged with a capital offense face a maximum penalty of life in prison with the possibility of parole after 40 years.

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The first roundtable, which focused on school and community safety, included nearly two dozen school administrators, politicians, law enforcement officials and an architect with expertise on school design, among others.

Wednesday's discussion was to include representatives of Texas Gun Sense, which has said it will press for tougher background checks for gun sales and "red flag" laws that keep guns away from people deemed a danger to themselves or others. Authorities said the Santa Fe High student opened fire with his father's shotgun and.38-caliber handgun.

Leigh Wall, the superintendent of the district about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Houston, said in a letter to parents Tuesday that teachers and support staff will be working to prepare for the return of students next Tuesday.

However unfortunately, the U.S. government, including President Donald Trump, has failed to recognise people's easy access to guns as a major problem.

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