- Early Friday morning at Santa Fe High School, a gunman opened fire inside an art class, killing nine students and one teacher.
- Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt has long been known for his connection to the Houston area, and has offered to pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed in the shooting.
- Watt became known for his charitable giving in the Houston community after his fundraiser for Hurricane Harvey victims raised over $US37 million last year.
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School, the team confirmed on Saturday.
As the news was breaking, Watt spoke of the horror of the situation on Twitter.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 18, 2018
In addition to Watt’s offer to pay for the funerals of the victims, the Texans released a statement on the shooting.
“On behalf of the Texans organisation, we are saddened by the tragic events at Sante Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbours.”
Watt has long been an active member of the Houston community. Last year, his fundraiser to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey brought in over $US37 million for those affected by the storm after Watt had set an initial goal of just $US200,000.
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