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Texas governor says suspected school shooter was unable to kill himself

5 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Friday, May 18 2018 May 18, 2018 May 18, 2018 11:40 AM May 18, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.
There's no indication how many devices have been found. Police asked the public to "remain vigilant" and to call 911 if they see any suspicious items in the area.
The school outside Houston went on lockdown around 8 a.m. after an active shooting was reported.
DimitriosPagourtzis has been charged with capital murder in the Friday morning shooting that killed 10 people and wounded 10 others in Santa Fe, including a police officer.
Republican Greg Abbott said Friday that the suspect "has information contained in journals on his computer, in his cellphone that ... said ... not only did he want to commit the shooting but he wanted to commit suicide after the shooting."
Abbott added that the suspect gave himself up to authorities, saying he "didn't have the courage" to take his own life.
Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.

Santa Fe is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.

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