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Teachers return to site of deadly Texas school shooting

Teachers return to site of deadly Texas school shooting

J.J. Watt, a star defensive end for the Houston Texans, visited injured victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting on Monday, Click2Houston reported. At Pearland High School, teachers came up with the idea of jamming the chair leg in between the door and the handle.

The program trains people, using Federal Bureau of Investigation threat-assessment criteria, to go to schools and screen students, according to Billy Philips, an epidemiologist and director of the Office of Rural Health at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Other ideas that Abbott mentioned were increasing the number of school counselors, creating incentives for students to share information about potential threats and evaluating an expansion of a state program that arms teachers.

On Wednesday, a lobbyist from the Texas State Rifle Association, affiliated with the National Rifle Association, will be participating with state lawmakers and education and law enforcement officials.

"That's a process question", he said.

However, the paper's bold stance comes amid a growing movement pushing for tighter gun laws in the US. Authorities said student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, walked into the school with a shotgun and a pistol and killed eight students and two teachers.

"Roughly about a third of those that were triaged were for suicidal intention, and they're mostly female; females act in, males act out", Phillips said.

Texas's conservative and powerful lieutenant governor, Dan Patrick, suggested after the shooting that school buildings may need fewer entrances and exits, and that violent video games may be partly to blame. "Nobody can look you in the eyes and tell you it's OK".

Patrick, who sets the agenda in the state's senate, attended the roundtable meeting.

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"The problem is that innocent people are being shot", Abbott said.

Leigh Wall, the superintendent of the district about 30 miles 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.

"Some people are saying you can't prevent guns with guns", Ybarra said.

At least two of those wounded in Friday's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School were still hospitalized, including school police officer John Barnes, who remained in critical condition, said the University of Texas Medical Branch.

The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun to shoot first. "The reality is that we all want guns out of the hands of people who want to murder our children".

And in a news release Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep.

"I am seeking the best solutions to make our schools more secure and to keep our communities safe", Abbott said.

"There's nothing wrong with reasonable, pragmatic (gun) restrictions", Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said at a news conference.

After the meeting Tuesday, Abbott said the results of the roundtable shows that politician's actions are already more than just talk.