On Friday morning, a gunman in opened fire at a high school in Sante Fe, Texas, killing 10 people. The suspect, identified as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who used guns owned by his father in the attack.
Two school resource officers confronted and stopped the shooter, one of which was injured in the process. Pagourtzis was not injured.
This morning before a speech on prison reform, President Donald Trump spoke briefly about the shooting. See what he had to say in the following video.
President Trump’s full remarks on the incident can be read below.
“Unfortunately, I have to begin by expressing our sadness and heartbreak over the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Just took place moments ago. We’re closely monitoring the situation, and federal authorities are coordinating with local officials. This has been going on too long in our country. Too many years. Too many decades now.
“We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack. To the students, families, teachers, and personnel at Santa Fe High: We’re with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever.
“My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others.
“Everyone must work together, at every level of government, to keep our children safe. May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims’ families. Very sad day. Very, very sad.”
Vice President Mike Pence and First Lady Melania Trump also voiced their thoughts on Twitter.
The White House also said that Trump has been in contact with Texas Gov. Greg Abbot to offer his condolences to the victims and their families as well as offer assistance.