Santa Fe: Tragedy Yet Again

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Tragedy has struck yet again. Santa Fe High School experienced the major loss of two teachers as well as eight students, one of which was an exchange student. An additional fourteen others injured.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old junior had attended the school had gotten his hands on a .30-caliber revolver that was legally owned by his father. The art classes were four classrooms that were connected. He had opened fire inside of two of the four art classes at approximately 7:40 a.m.

Some students said that they had heard the gunfire from their classrooms, but they didn’t know what the “loud booms” were until they heard people screaming. Also according to the students, someone had pulled the fire alarm. There was a great chance that there may have been more deaths that had occurred that morning if the fire alarm had not been pulled by another student.

Pagourtzis was “an honor roll student”, according to sources. “Seemed friendly and funny”, is how some of his peers described him. He had also played on the high school’s football team. A witness said that the coaches of the football team had bullied him, as well as a few other teachers.

One of the victims, Shana Fisher, had told her parents two weeks prior to the shooting that Pagourtzis was trying to kill her. And that if he did she was going to “haunt him forever”. Fisher’s mother believed that his motive for killing her daughter was because she would not go out with him.

Pagourtzis was arrested without bail, and if he’s convicted he’ll be facing anywhere from 40 years to life in prison.

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