Santa Fe teachers return for 1st time since massacre

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"Heroes" inside Santa Fe High School last week cornered the mass shooter within four minutes, keeping him contained until additional officers arrived to evacuate teachers and students, the Galveston County Sheriff said.

At the first meeting on Tuesday, participants proposed expanding school safety training programs, bolstering threat assessment systems and expanding a pilot program created to screen for students, who might be a threat to themselves or others.

The governor focused largely on what could be done without legislative approval.

You could nearly conjure the whole scene in your mind without visiting the place, the aftermaths of school shootings having become so familiar.

"That's a process question", he said. "Somebody probably came and hurt him, and since he was a solid boy, I don't know what could have happened".

Attendees of Tuesday's discussion included leaders from the Texas House and Senate and the heads of the Texas Education Agency and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The Santa Fe Highway 6 Ministerial Alliance says it will host "A Night of Hope and Healing" at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Santa Fe Junior High School football stadium.

Majority expressed optimism after the meeting. The school district issued a statement saying it investigated the accusations and "confirmed that these reports were untrue".

The Republican-controlled legislature is out of session until January 2019, making it almost impossible for the state to implement and fund any major changes that come out of this week's three roundtable discussions. John Whitmire, a Houston Democrat and chair of the Senate's Criminal Justice Committee, both echoed Patrick's optimism after the meeting and were happy with numerous proposals.

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He said that's especially true when talking about parental involvement; one idea was mandating parental training.

Leigh Wall, the superintendent of the district about 30 miles (50 kilometers) southeast of Houston, said in a letter to parents Tuesday that teachers and support staff will be working to prepare for the return of students next Tuesday.

Still, it's no wonder that most Americans cite the lack of change since the murder of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 as evidence that we are locked in a toxic stasis, thanks mostly to our politicians' love affair with the National Rifle Association.

Public officials are blaming everything but guns for the deadly mass shootings taking place in the country. It will include advocates both for and against further gun restrictions, mental health experts and social media experts, he said. State Rep. Chris Turner of Grand Prairie, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Friday that the state should also pass universal background checks and require the reporting of stolen guns.

Democrats have largely welcomed a discussion on gun violence but criticized the effectiveness of any changes now proposed by Republican leadership.

And in a news release Tuesday morning, U.S. Rep.

The latest school shooting is unlikely to lead to significant new gun restrictions in Texas.

However unfortunately, the U.S. government, including President Donald Trump, has failed to recognise people's easy access to guns as a major problem.