(AP) – Authorities have released the names of the 10 people who were killed in the mass shooting at a Texas high school.
The Galveston County medical examiner’s office and sheriff’s office issued a statement Saturday listing those killed as: Glenda Perkins; Cynthia Tisdale; Kimberly Vaughan; Shana Fisher; Angelique Ramirez; Christian Riley Garcia; Jared Black; Sabika Sheikh; Christopher Jake Stone; and Aaron Kyle McLeod.
Perkins and Tisdale were teachers. The others were students at Santa Fe High School.
Authorities say a 17-year-old student, Dmitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire in the school southeast of Houston on Friday, killing 10 people and injuring at least 13 others. He faces murder charges.
The FBI says 13 people, not 10, were injured in the mass shooting. The agency’s Houston office tweeted the updated injured count on Saturday.
The family of the 17-year-old student says what happened “seems incompatible with the boy we love.”
Dmitrios Pagourtzis’ family said in a statement Saturday, “We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred” while offering prayers and condolences to the victims.
The family said it remained “mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy” but “what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love.” It added, “We share the public’s hunger for answers as to why this happened, and will await the outcome of the investigation before speaking about these events.”
A Texas official says explosive devices found with the suspected gunman at a high school near Houston were not capable of detonating.
Galveston County Judge Mark Henry said Saturday that authorities found a group of carbon dioxide canisters taped together, and a pressure cooker with an alarm clock and nails inside. But he says the canisters had no detonation device and the pressure cooker had no explosive material.
Henry also says police exchanged “a lot of firepower” with Pagourtzis before the Santa Fe High School student surrendered.
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