President Trump has responded to the horrific school shooting that took place in Texas this morning. “To the students, families, teachers, and personnel at Santa Fe High, we’re with you in this tragic hour and we’re with you forever,” Trump said. “We grieve for the terrible loss of life.”
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students,” Trump added. “Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe.”
JUST IN: Pres. Trump on deadly Texas school shooting: "This has been going on too long in our country… we're with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with your forever." https://t.co/NjpKzCWhQV pic.twitter.com/StUGqAcie1
— ABC News (@ABC) May 18, 2018
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales has tweeted that “one is in custody” and a “second one detained,” which seems to suggest that there are two suspects in this latest school shooting.
“There are multiple fatalities that have been confirmed, between 8 to 10 fatalities including students and staff,” Gonzales said in a press conference. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Santa Fe community.”
“At this point, we do have an active crime scene,” he added, before confirming that the shooter was a student at the school.
Continue following our coverage of the tragic school shooting here.