Multiple students were killed in a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday morning, federal officials told local media. Here is everything we know so far.
There’s at least 8 dead
Federal and county officials said at least ten people were killed. Most of the victims are reportedly students.
There are multiple wounded, including a resource officer
At least nine people were taken to area hospitals for treatment, hospital officials said. The conditions of those people was not immediately clear. A police officer was also being treated for injuries. The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston confirmed they are treating three patients, said spokesman Raul Reyes at a press conference. One person, the school’s resource officer, was in critical condition and two suffered 2 gunshot leg injuries.
The suspected shooter has been identifed
The suspect has been named by CBS News as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17.
The shooting may have started in an art
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A class of Tennessee high school students — who created a suspect profile for a serial killer, dubbing him the “Bible Belt Strangler” — may help make a break in a series of cold cases from the 1980s.
In Alex Campbell’s sociology class at Elizabethton High School in northern Tennessee, the students used information from the Doe Network of missing people and examined a series of real-world unsolved murders for their semester-long project.
Campbell asked his students to take a look at at least 11 unsolved killings in Tennessee and surrounding states that had become known as the Redhead Murders.
The students were able to find close similarities in six of the homicides — where the victims were all slim white women with red or reddish hair, killed between 1983 and 1985. The victims, who died by being suffocated or strangled, were found close to major roadways, according to Knox News in
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Some people spend their whole lives dreaming of bygone high school glory days.
But one man lived a double life for them.
A 25-year-old Texas man faked his way into a Dallas high school by claiming to be a Hurricane Harvey survivor, police said. Before his game was up, he was voted offensive player of the year in his basketball team conference and dated at least one classmate, who was 14.
Sidney Bouvier Gilstrap-Portley was arrested Friday for tampering with government documents, according to the Dallas Morning News. He later posted bail.
He enrolled in Hillcrest High School posing as Rashun Richardson, a supposed 17-year-old, police said.
Gilstrap-Portley, who played college ball at Dallas Christian College in recent years, took “savvy” steps to re-enroll in the high school, according to a school official. He said he was homeless and a refugee of Hurricane Harvey, which killed 88 people in southern Texas, according to the Texas Tribune. It is not clear if
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One victim was shot in the arm at a California high school on Friday morning and a suspect was detained, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The suspect, described as a “male Hispanic juvenile” by the department on Twitter, was not identified. Police also said they had recovered one firearm from the scene at Highland High School in Palmdale, California, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles.
The victim is a student, Capt. Darren Harris, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the Los Angeles Times.
“That student is going to be OK,” he said.
The suspect is also a student, according to Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida. She told the Los Angeles Times that he was arrested in a nearby parking lot.
In a statement, the school district’s superintendent, Raul Maldonado, said, “It has been confirmed that earlier this morning, there was an active shooter on the Highland High
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A popular high school basketball coach in New Mexico has been accused of raping two underage female students.
Dominick Baca, 29, an assistant coach at Pecos High School, was arrested Tuesday and charged with three counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported.
Baca allegedly engaged in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl in Febuary 2017, and a 17-year-old from February and March this year, in his school office and his home. He also sent lewd photos of himself to the students, police said.
He’s a successful coach at the school, helping to guide the Pecos Panthers to two championships. He’s also a coordinator for a program called GEAR-UP, which is designed to increase the number of graduates who attend college.
That’s how Baca met the 14-year-old, police said. The girl was interviewed earlier in the year but she
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It’s a tale of jealousy, and jilted love.
A star high school quarterback in East Los Angeles broke up with his boyfriend to date a girl. His boyfriend allegedly took the hyperbolic teenage cliché, “If I can’t have you, no one will,” to the extreme, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles, and murdered his ex and dumped his body in a field.
Later, he “found” the body while leading a search party, thinking he’d outsmart everyone.
South El Monte High School student Jeremy Sanchez, 17, was found stabbed to death in the bushes near the San Gabriel River on Wednesday night, about 13 miles east of downtown L.A.
His ex-boyfriend, a 16-year-old who was not named because he was a minor, was arrested and charged with his murder.
Sanchez didn’t show up for school on Wednesday, so his father reported him missing, according to the
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Students at Forest High School in Ocala, Florida had a scary start to the day.
One student was injured in a school shooting on Friday morning. That student, a male, was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the Associated Press. He was shot in the ankle and his injuries are not life-threatening. He is 17 years old, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
The suspected shooter is in custody and has yet to be identified. He is not believed to be a student according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
Friday marks the anniversary of 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, and students across the country walked out of class on Friday morning to protest gun violence. It is unclear if the shooting in Ocala coincided with any marches at the school.
Chris Oliver, a man whose 16-year-old son is a Forest student, relayed what his son
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Binghamton University in upstate New York is reeling from two killings of students in five weeks, with the suspect for the second slaying getting arrested Monday.
“Unfortunately, we live in a time where violence is part of society,” the university’s president Harvey G. Stenger wrote in a note to the community.
“This has been a very difficult semester for me and the entire campus with two student deaths in just a few weeks. These tragedies shake us to the core and we grieve together.”
Freshman engineering student Joao Souza was found seriously injured in his dorm Sunday night from what appeared to be stab wounds, campus police said. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. Surveillance footage captured a man in a hooded sweatshirt who was believed to be the killer.
Police on Monday announced the arrest of Michael M. Roque, 20, for the
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An Oklahoma teacher has admitted to having sex with a 15-year-old student multiple times, including during a teacher walkout protesting school funds and salaries, officials said.
Keri Hoffman, 35, confessed the teenage love affair to her husband before surrendering to the Clinton Police Department on Sunday, according to KOTV in Tulsa.
Hoffman started her sexual relationship with the boy on March 30 and used Facebook messenger to arrange meetings for sex, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said.
Earlier this month, Hoffman took a group of students, including the alleged victim, to the state Capitol to participate in a teacher walkout that received national attention. Hoffman picked up the boy first and dropped him off last, “having sex with him each time,” police said.
Police also spoke to the alleged victim, who corroborated Hoffman’s story.
Hoffman teaches algebra at Clinton Middle School and has been a teacher since 2011. The 15-year-old
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The National School Walkout drew thousands of students and teachers from around the globe on Wednesday. Honoring the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, participants walked out for 17 minutes. Each minute symbolized the victims of the massacre. But students in Birmingham, Alabama added an extra minute for their own fallen classmate, 17-year-old Courtlin Arrington.
Dozens of students at Huffman High School walked out for 18 minutes to honor Arrington, who was killed at the school a week prior, reports WIAT.
As Oxygen previously reported, Arrington was a senior with dreams of becoming a nurse. The incident in which she was killed by gunshot was described as an accidental shooting. Sources told AL.com that the shooting happened while a male was “showing off” a gun to other students. It’s unclear who fired the weapon or how it was accidentally discharged. A 17-year-old male student, who is a
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