10 people were killed and 10 others wounded in a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas.
Authorities later found explosive devices — including pipe bombs and pressure cookers — in and near the school, law enforcement officials said.
Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is suspected of conducting the shooting today at a Texas high school. He is in custody and is being held on capital murder charges with no bond, Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset said. The shooter reportedly used a shotgun and a .38 revolver to commit the act. Both guns were taken from his father, who legally owned the weapons.
“Neither of these weapons were owned or legally possessed by the shooter,” Abbott said, “I have no information if the father was aware the son had taken these weapons.”
What we know about the suspect:
Authorities found journals from Pagourtzis with his intentions.
“There was information contained in journals and on his computer and his cell phone that he that not only did he want to commit the shooting, but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting,” Abbott said.
“As you probably know, he gave himself up and admitted at the time he didn’t have the courage to commit the suicide, that he wanted to take his own life earlier,” Abbott said.
Officials are discussing federal charges against the 17 year old, requiring special permission from the U.S. attorney general. The death penalty is legal in Texas.
According to CNN Pagourtzis had posted an image on Facebook of a shirt that reads
“BORN TO KILL” and several images of a black duster jacket with Nazi, communist, fascist and religious symbols.
Parkland student Jaclyn Corin reacts: