Santa Fe High School was put on lockdown after an active shooter was reported to be on campus.
A shooting was reported at a high school near Houston on Friday morning, with local media reporting that a gunman entered Santa Fe High School and began firing. The school was put on lockdown, but the situation is now "contained," officials say.
According to CNN, there has been an average of one school shooting every week this year.
We're only 19 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 21 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to more than 1 shooting a week.
After the Parkland shooting, President Trump held a roundtable in which he suggested arming teachers would be the best way to prevent future school shootings.
Gun-control advocates were appalled at the idea of arming school teachers. Does the president really think putting the responsibility for stopping school shooters on overworked, underpaid teachers is a good idea?
Trump just told a room full of students who survived a mass shooting that he wants to arm their teachers with guns. These are the kinds of solutions proposed by a president who is bought and paid for by the NRA to the tune of $30 million. #BanAssaultWeapons
Why should they be armed? They are not members of the armed forces and are already overworked. Nothing is stopping those of you yelling "arm the teachers", from volunteering to give up your own jobs to police schools, for free, on a regular basis. Go on...get to it.
Why is the answer to gun violence always more guns?
Trump's proposal during his "listening session" to arm teachers and bring more guns into our schools is beyond preposterous. That's like saying the solution to lung cancer is to smoke more cigarettes. #ParklandStudentsSpeak
Others say perhaps teachers should be armed, but that should not be the only reform we make.
If Trump wants to arm teachers, then fine. Do it. See if it helps. But also stop selling AR’s. And require licensing for all guns. And deny gun access to those with emotional concerns. Do these also. See if they help too. Do it. Please.
Samantha Michaels of Mother Jones points out we already have data about concealed carry: it doesn't work to prevent mass shootings.
The primary rationale for [concealed carry] laws, according to their supporters, is safety: School shooters, they say, are less likely to succeed in their attacks if students and teachers are armed and able to fight back.
But a new study from Johns Hopkins University shows that campus carry laws are unlikely to deter rampage shooters and may in fact lead to more injuries and deaths.
Arm the teachers, those with qualified training should absolutely be allowed to protect the students. The police are minutes away and seconds count! Guns don't kill people, mentally unstable people do. Great Idea Trump! Thats why you're president! #MAGA#NoCollusionpic.twitter.com/17ycWeadPD