Man Arrives At Texas Shooting Scene With Gun And American Flag
A man has turned out outside the Santa Fe High School at which several people were killed by a shooter earlier carrying an American flag and stating his aim as to 'make America great again'.
The man arrived at the school carrying the flag just hours after the incident, which has reportedly seen at least eight, but as many as 10 people killed.
Speaking with TV reporters from the local KHOU-TV station he said that his first thought was to 'get to the school. Make America great again'.
The man was also seen to be openly carrying a pistol in a holster that was secured to his shorts. In the state of Texas people are permitted by law to openly carry firearms.
A second man was then interviewed by the gathered TV crew and said that he disagreed with the man's decision to carry around his firearm after there had been a shooting.
He said: "That's not what America needs. America needs prayers.
"This idiot is walking down the street with a damn pistol on the site where we just had kids get shot,
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"I have guns...but this idiot is walking down here saying 'Make America Great Again,' that's not what America needs. America needs prayers, we don't need this crap."
The second man said that he supported the Second Amendment - an amendment to the US constitution that defends the American people's right to bear arms - but thought that the man was being insensitive to the victims of the shooting and their families.
Police reports suggest that at least eight people are dead and at least 12 people are injured after the shooting at the high school.
The Sheriff of nearby Harris County, Ed Gonzalez, confirmed that most of those killed were students at the high school.
He also added that the suspected shooter had been arrested and was in custody. In the act of arresting him a police officer was injured, but it isn't clear how seriously.
The attack took place during the first period of the day at the school at around 8am on Friday morning.
This is the 22nd shooting to take place in a school so far in 2018.
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