Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meets With Students and Shooting Survivors


A 17-year-old student has confessed to killing eight students and two teachers, and injuring 13 others.

Sabika was buried in Karachi on Wednesday, her coffin draped with Pakistan's green and white flag. Among about 400 people at the funeral was U.S. Ambassador David Hale and politicians from the provincial Sindh government, and her father Aziz Sheikh was seen comforting her friends (right).

The family of a student killed in this month's shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school are suing the parents of the suspected shooter, according to the Associated Press.

Most recently, the family of one of the four people killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, sued the suspected gunman's father, accusing the IL man of negligence. The US state department sponsors the program for outstanding students from mainly Muslim countries to live with a host family, attend high school, and learn about American society and values.

While many recent school shootings have sparked nationwide debate over gun control, that was not the case for those who met with the governor on Thursday.

"We were looking forward to seeing her back with us this Eid after she spent nearly a year in the United States", her uncle said, according to Dawn.

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Speaking to the media, Sheikh's father and uncle pleaded with the U.S. government to make schools safer for their students. It was the Rockets' first game at Toyota Center since a gunman killed 10 people at the school.

Mourners gathered in the Houston suburb of Crosby for 15-year-old Christian Riley Garcia.

Though the emotions were overwhelming at times, the room saw no shortage of cries for change and even a few direct criticisms of Abbott's past inaction.

A small but determined group of Sanderson High School students and their supporters gathered in downtown Raleigh this week to promote a town hall meeting about gun violence.

Texas law says guns can't be made accessible to children under 17, though it provides exceptions.

Her father saw news of the shooting at Sabika's school on television last Friday, before making frantic, unanswered calls to her phone.