Texas School Shooting Suspect Named As 17-Year-Old Student Dimitrios Pagoutzis
The suspected shooter responsible for multiple casualties at Santa Fe High School in Texas has been named as 17-year-old student at the school called Dimitrios 'Dimitri' Pagourtzis.
Photos have emerged, but now have been deleted, on his Facebook that sow him wearing a t-shirt that said 'Born To Kill' on the front.
The 11th grader also appears to have been following several accounts on Instagram called things like 'gunspictures' and 'sickguns' amongst others.
An account thought to have belonged to him followed other accounts called 'Gun Fanatics', 'Guns Lovers', and 'Guns Glory'.
The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has confirmed that 10 people have died and a further 10 have been injured during the shooting at around 8am local time - during the school's first period of the day.
His Facebook profile directed people to his YouTube account called 'Comma Kazi' and said that: "It's the one with the kamikaze pilot."
According to the Sheriff of Harris County, Ed Gonzalez, most of the victims were students.
Other photos on Pagourtzis' Facebook page show clothes bearing the symbols of both Soviet and Nazi groups. This was evident on a trench coat that he is thought to have worn during the shooting that has badges of both the hammer and sickle and the Nazi iron cross.
Law enforcement officers also said that they found several pipe bombs around the school campus as well as inside the school buildings. They have since been working to ensure that these devices are made safe. There has been no information released about how many devices were found.
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The shooter is alleged to have burst into an art classroom just before 8am and shouted 'surprise', before opening fire on the students in the room.
One senior student, Tyler Turner, told KTRK-TV: "My friend said he saw some kid walking down the hallway with a gun so he pulled the firearm and ran out.
"The teachers told everybody to run after three shots were heard so we all took off and ran into the trees
"Then we heard four more shots so jumped the fence into some dude's house and ran into a car wash.
"While we were sitting down trying to figure out what had just happened I saw a girl who had been shot in the kneecap."
Speaking at the White House during a Prison Reform Summit, President Donald Trump said: "This has been going on too long in our country - too many years, too many decades now.
"We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack to the students, families, teachers and personnel at Santa Fe High.
"We're with you in this tragic hour and we will be with you forever. My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others.
"Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe. May God heal the injured, and may God comfort the wounded, and may God be with the victims and with the victims' families. Very sad day. Very, very sad."
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