10 people were killed throughout a taking pictures that occurred at Santa Fe Excessive College in Santa Fe, Texas on Friday (Might 18) morning, ABC 13 has reported. The varsity district, positioned south of Houston, Texas, confirmed the taking pictures in a Facebook post, writing: “This morning an incident occurred at the high school involving an active shooter.”
The taking pictures started in an artwork class between 7:30 a.m. and seven:45 a.m. Central Time, ABC13 reported. In response to ABC News, native regulation enforcement confirmed that the suspect was a pupil; he has since been taken into custody.
Governor Greg Abbott confirmed Friday that 10 individuals have been killed within the taking pictures, as reported by USA Today. A number of individuals, together with college students within the first interval artwork class the place the assault started, are nonetheless lacking, based on Fox 26 Houston and ABC 13 Houston.
Along with the information of individuals killed, The College of Texas Medical Department confirmed during a press convention that there have been a number of accidents. In response to ABC13, the wounded embody a faculty police officer who’s in essential situation after sustaining a gunshot wound to his higher arm, a 16-year-old who was reportedly to have been shot within the leg, and one other lady who was additionally reportedly shot within the leg.
This is what we all know to date about these killed.
In response to ABC News, the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed that Sabika Sheik, an alternate pupil attending Santa Fe Excessive College, was killed within the taking pictures. ABC reported that she was part of a program known as YES, which supplies college students from Muslim majority nations with scholarships to check in the USA for an educational yr.
CBS Dallas/Forth Worth reported that Ann Perkins, a substitute instructor, was amongst these killed within the taking pictures. Perkins’s household has reported her lacking earlier within the day, based on ABC 13 Houston.
“She subs in the high school every day. Kids know her,” junior Chelsea Pourchot informed The Daily Beast. “All of us simply called her Grandma Perkins. She was simply at all times there for all the children. Sort of like a mentor, form of a grandma.”
“She was there for everybody,” Pourchot added. “She would sit there and talk to you about your problems. She was an all-around sweet lady.”
In response to ABC 13 Houston, Chris Stone was a Santa Fe pupil killed in Friday’s taking pictures. Chris’s sister confirmed to Fox 26 Houston that he was a junior at Santa Fe Excessive College. Chris was in artwork class throughout first interval when the assault started.
Cynthia Tisdale, who ABC 13 Houston reported was an artwork room instructor’s aide, was killed Friday, based on Fb posts from her family. CBS Dallas/Fort Worth spoke with Tisdale’s niece, Leia Olinde, who mentioned her aunt was like a mom to her and had helped her with wedding ceremony costume buying final yr.
“She helped me put it on, she helped fix my hair,” Leia mentioned. “She was wonderful. She was just so loving,” she continued. “I’ve by no means met a lady who beloved her household a lot.
Angelique’s aunt, Sylvia Pritchett, posted to Facebook that her niece had died, updating an earlier publish asserting that she was lacking.
“She was busting at the seams with energy and laughter. Vivacious,” her household informed KHOU 11. “She had so much ahead of her. CREATIVE beyond belief! She was a magnificent caretaker and a staple in her family. She stood up for what was right and made friends with anyone she saw as a good soul. A beautiful child finding her way and hopeful for her future. Beyond her years.”
Shana Fisher’s aunt confirmed through a tweet that her niece had died, updating a earlier tweet that had reported her lacking.
In an interview with *The Houston Chronicle,* Shana’s mom described her daughter, saying “She was shy and sweet. She had a lot of love in heart.” She additionally shared that her daughter had simply turned 16 this month.
In response to BuzzFeed News, Shana’s mom, Sadie Rodriguez (who can be recognized as Sadie Baze by CNN), claims that the suspect saved “making advances” on her daughter, and that she “repeatedly told him no.” In response to Sadie, the suspect additionally dated Shana’s greatest pal.
Pastor Keenan Smith of Crosby Church in Crosby, Texas confirmed the demise of Christian Riley Garcia in a Facebook post on Friday night time. He shared the information, writing: “The violence at Santa Fe High, hit us all, but Crosby Church unites together in prayer for all the families affected and we mourn the loss of our own student Christian Riley Garcia.”
This story will likely be up to date constantly as new particulars emerge.