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Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:48 GMT

Trump Vows to Protect Students after 'Horrific' Texas School Shooting

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Meriam H. Helal

Sat, 19 May 2018 15:15 GMT

President Trump condemned the “absolutely horrific attack” at Santa Fe high school where 10 people were shot dead and vowed to take steps to prevent school shootings. “This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now,” Trump said during a prison reform event at the White House, hours after the attack occurred.

“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,” he added.

“We thought it was a fire drill at first but then the teacher said, 'Start running,'" one student said

Another student told local TV she was in class when the fire alarms went off. Students were told to evacuate and staff members instructed them to run across the street and hide. “It has been happening everywhere, I was just scared. I just kept running.”

Santa Fe is a city of about 13,000 residents, located 30 miles southeast of Houston. Friday incident is the latest mass shooting at US schools and comes just three months after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida where 17 died and 17 more were injured.

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