CMS responds to tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School

CMS responds to tragic shooting at Santa Fe High School
Multiple deaths have been reported from a shooting at Santa Fe High School. (Source: Harris County Sheriff's Office/Twitter)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) officials responded Friday after a fatal shooting at a Texas high school left ten people dead and another ten wounded.

The tragic incident happened around 7:30 a.m. at Sante Fe High School, about 30 miles south of Houston. According to the Associated Press and multiple news outlets, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis opened fire shortly after classes began.

Authorities said he used two weapons in the attack, a 38 revolver and a shotgun. Both of them belonged to the teen's father. There were also pipe bombs and pressure cooker explosive devices found at the high school and in adjacent areas of the community, officials said.

Just before 4 p.m., CMS sent a statement offering condolences to those affected by the shooting as well as a list of measures the district is taking to help protect students and faculty in schools.

Below is the complete release sent by CMS:

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) sends deepest condolences and sympathies to the families, friends and loved ones of today's Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting victims.

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