Skip to comments.Texas school shooting sparks reaction from Trump, other lawmakers: 'This has to stop'
Posted on 05/18/2018 11:22:34 AM PDT by Simon Green
Reactions from Capitol Hill are pouring in after reports that at least eight people were killed in a shooting at a Texas high school early Friday with President Trump adding "early reports not looking good."
A suspected shooter was taken into custody after allegedly opening fire inside a first-period art class at Santa Fe High School, located about 30 miles southeast of Houston, KRIV-TV reports.
Trump addressed the school shooting shortly after news broke that there were multiple casualties.
"We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack," Trump said. "To the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High, we are with you in this tragic hour, and we will be with you forever."
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz expressed his prayers to the students, faculty and first responders.
Sen. John Cornyn, who represents Texas, said hes been in contact with the Galveston County Sheriffs Department and has been receiving updates.
Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine noted the number of school shootings that have occurred this year and this week alone.
How many times must our hearts break hearing news like this -- this time in Texas at [Santa Fe High School]? This has to stop, the Virginia senator said in a tweet.
Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., also said, This has to stop.
We shouldnt accept a reality where phrases like another school shooting are just part of daily life, he continued. My heart is with the people of Santa Fe, because these kids and their families are going through hell.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., said Congress is complicit.
More tragic bloodshed & heartbreak caused by cruel gun violence, he added.
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When they discover the killer is a Hilliary supporter they’ll run like a scalded dog..................
At what point will we summons the courage to admit that in order to achieve behavioral homogeneity and conformity, we’ve been turning children into reality-deprived zombies for decades with psychotropic drugs that are intended to suppress impulsiveness, uncooperativeness and disruptive behavior in the classroom setting -— the adverse effects of which include chemically-induced psychosis, and both suicidal and homicidal ideation?
And still, we act surprised, shocked and horrified.
It’s obvious the govt indoctrination centers can’t keep students safe. Close them down
Yeah, everyone says, “It has to stop.” So rather than fix the societal problems that bring this on, they take the cheap and easy answer - confiscate the firearms of the law-abiding, something which makes no sense and fixes nothing.
You create a f***ed up country, you’ll get f***ed up kids; something which the Lefties never seem to grasp.
Prayers for dead, the wounded and the families.
Weapon and ammo-up, folks. Here we go again.
Ban Gun-Free Zones.
Santa Fe ,is that where Soros is buying himself an Attorney General ?
Israeli teachers are armed - school shootings there have virtually stopped.
That Santa Fe in in New Mexico.
>>At what point will we summons the courage to admit that in order to achieve behavioral homogeneity and conformity, weve been turning children into reality-deprived zombies for decades with psychotropic drugs that are intended to suppress impulsiveness, uncooperativeness and disruptive behavior in the classroom setting - the adverse effects of which include chemically-induced psychosis, and both suicidal and homicidal ideation?
>>And still, we act surprised, shocked and horrified.
This is a message that must be blasted from the rooftops in the manner of “I’m mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.”
If ones like Andrew Cuomo and all other wealthy Dems and RINOs had to send their kids to public schools (instead of the very expensive private ones which they do, of course), they’d likely be in that very tough spot of actually having to confront the lazy union shop mentality that permits these habitual nutball discipline problems to carry on until they do something like this.
Think of so all the guns that citizens had when the Republic began. And guess what? You didn’t have mass shootings.
The left hates the truth, but if there were more guns on the premises, there’d be fewer dead kids.
This is what I keep thinking. This country is in moral chaos and yet we latch onto the wrong ideas to correct this. I think it is impossible for conservatives to win today. All I think we can do is protect ourselves and our families from the crazies.
Since the introduction of gun free school zones, there has been a THREE FOLD increase in school shootings.
Once common sense and simple morality go out the window, it’s very hard to get them back.
Disagree since most killers are leftist nutcases.
The leftists will always blame guns and 2A rights supporters every time.
These indoctrination centers contribute to the problem with the twisted ideas they pump into young minds. The judicial system contributes to the problem by turning criminals loose instead of giving them what’s due them.
Since there is a pic on his social media of him wearing a Hillary hat, his jacket had USSR medallion they can’t do that.................
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