There is still a lot that isn’t clear about Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas.
The suspect, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was charged with capital murder and aggravated assault on a public servant on Friday. The Justice Department may file more charges after authorities confirmed some of the bombs found in connection with the shooting were functional, despite original reports that they were not.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott – who has historically opposed stricter gun control measures – will be holding “roundtable discussions” on how to prevent gun violence starting Tuesday, but he has not proposed any specific policy changes. His initial comments indicate he may focus on strengthening background checks, mental health services and the presence of school safety personnel.
However, the details of the police response on Friday are still largely unclear. There were also two armed police officers on campus at the high school, one of whom was shot and in critical condition Sunday.
Larry sits down with two reporters and an expert in critical incident management to hear the latest.
Alon Stivi, CEO of Direct Measures International, a security consultancy, tactical training and protective services company that works with schools; he also runs an active shooter survival course which is funded by the Department of Homeland Security