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Summary

  1. Ten people are confirmed dead after a school shooting in Texas
  2. Suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, is in custody
  3. Explosive devices were found at the school
  4. President Trump has called the attack "horrific"
  5. An attack in Florida this year led to mass protests calling for gun control

Live Reporting

By Gareth Evans, Victoria Bisset and Max Matza

All times stated are UK

  1. Live coverage coming to an end

    We're now wrapping up our live coverage of today's school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

    You can keep up to date with the story here:

  2. Baseball pitcher injured

    Student Rome Shubert, who pitches on the school's baseball team and has already committed to playing for the University of Texas in the autumn, was injured in today's attack.

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    He told the Houston Chronicle that the bullet "missed everything vital".

    "I was just scared for my life and my adrenaline was so high I had no idea I was shot," he said.

    "I was sitting doing my work and he walked in, tossed something on the desks behind me," he told the paper "and then three loud pops and I jumped under my table and flipped it in front of me and I guess he ran out in the hall and I took off out the back door and when I was running I realised I was shot in the back of my head."

  3. Radical ways to prevent school shootings

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has said he will explore "new measures" to prevent future school shootings.

    What could be on the table?

    Earlier this year, following the deaths of 17 people at a high school in Florida, we explored six radical measures that could prevent similar tragedies.

  4. Trump orders flags to half-mast

    President Trump has just released a presidential proclamation, calling for all US flags at federal buildings to fly at half-mast.

    "Our Nation grieves with those affected by the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas," the order reads.

    "May God heal the injured and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families."

  5. 'More Americans killed in schools than military in 2018'

    the school

    The Washington Post has just reported that more Americans have been killed at schools this year than have been killed while serving in the military.

    The newspaper compiled Department of Defense statistics and their own record of murders in US schools to find that nearly twice as many people were killed in schools than in the military.

    "The figures for 2018 do not suggest schools are more dangerous than combat zones," the paper says.

    "After all, there are more than 50 million students in public elementary and high schools and only about 1.3 million members of the armed forces.

    "So far in 2018, a member of the military has been about 17 times as likely to be killed as someone is to die in a school shooting."

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  6. Governor's tone changes

    The National Rifle Association held their convention in Dallas only two weeks ago.

    The Texas governor then said that gun control was not a proper response to these attacks.

    Today he says he will form a round table commission to study the issue, because as he said in the past hour, "we need to do more than pray for the victims".

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  7. 'Red flag warnings imperceptible'

    "Red flag warnings [were] either non-descriptive or imperceptible," says Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

    The suspect's Facebook page displayed a T-shirt saying "born to kill", the governor notes, but adds that this was the only thing that could have been considered a warning sign.

    Images from the alleged gunman's Facebook page were earlier shared on Twitter.

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  8. Officers 'followed protocol'

    Steven McCraw

    Steven McCraw, from the Texas state troopers, said officers had followed protocol in responding to reports of an active shooter.

    "When you get these calls, every police officer, no matter where you are, has to immediately engage the active shooter. Period.

    "There's no alternative. Because every second means someone else is going to die. In this situation we had that."

  9. Santa Fe police chief 'pulled officer to safety'

    Lieutenant Governor of Texas Dan Patrick says the police chief of Santa Fe was on his way to the school when the shots broke out.

    The police chief managed to pull the injured officer, who has been identified by local media as John Barnes, to safety after he was critically wounded.

    He, as well as a Texas state trooper, fired on the suspect as they were rescuing the wounded officer, officials say.

  10. 'Once again Texas has seen the face of evil'

    Texas Senator Ted Cruz is now speaking at the news conference in Santa Fe.

    "There have been too damn many murderers. Texas has seen too many of these," he says referring to a bombing spree in the state and a shooting at a church, both of which have occurred within the past year.

  11. Governor to apply new measures

    Governor Greg Abbott has said he will hold round-table discussions next week to create new measures to "make sure this tragedy is never repeated again" in the state.

    These include speeding up background checks and granting more resources to school districts.

  12. Two homes being searched

    The Texas governor says warrants have been issued for two residences, but that authorities are taking their time to search the homes due to the danger of explosives.

    Several explosive devices have already been detected, one of which was a "Molotov cocktail", the governor says.

    The shooter had intended to take his own life, he says, but changed his mind during the attack.

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  13. Two weapons used during attack

    Police are searching the campus for bombs and evidence
    Image caption: Police are searching the campus for bombs and evidence

    A shotgun and a .38 revolver were both used during the attack, officials say.

    Neither were "legally possessed" by the 17-year-old shooter.

    Governor Abbott says the weapons were owned by the boy's father, who may not have been aware that they had been taken.

    Several explosive devices have already been found in and around the school, police say.

  14. Governor: 'Take action now'

    "I ask the rest of the country to join Texas in mourning the loss of these individuals - these students - and offer your prayers and support for these families," says Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

    "I ask every parent out there, wherever you may be, to hold your children close tonight and let them know how much you love them."

    He adds that "we need to do more than just pray for the victims".

    He calls upon the state of Texas to "take action... beginning immediately".

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  15. BreakingGovernor: 10 killed and 10 injured

    Texas Governor Greg Abbott has just begun a news conference.

    He has confirmed that 10 people have died, and another 10 have been injured.

    This is "just the beginning of what will be a very robust response by both state and federal officials", he said.

    He also called it the "most heinous attack" in Texas school history.

  16. More reactions from Parkland survivors

    Morgan Williams, who survived the shooting at her high school in Parkland, Florida, on 14 February has tweeted her reaction to today's gun attack.

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    Another Parkland survivor, Emma Gonzalez, offered her support and said the students of Santa Fe High School "deserve more than thoughts and prayers".

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  17. Injured officer named

    The school police officer in critical condition and undergoing surgery has been named as John Barnes, who retired from the Houston police force before joining Sante Fe High School.

    According to local media, he remains in critical condition.

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