- A survivor of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, told a reporter on Friday she “always felt” this would happen because “it’s been happening everywhere.”
- The video of her response went viral on social media.
- Friday’s shooting in Texas marked the 22nd school shooting in the US in 2018, as recorded by CNN.
A survivor of Friday’s school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, told a reporter shortly afterward that she “always felt” this would happen because “it’s been happening everywhere.”
The interviewer asked the female student, “Was there a part of you that was like, ‘This could not happen at my school?'”
The student, reportedly named Paige, responded, “No, there wasn’t… It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always felt it would eventually happen here, too.”
The video of her response went viral on social media.
If you watch nothing else about the mass shooting at #SantaFe High School in Texas, watch this.
— Leah McElrath (@leahmcelrath) May 18, 2018
At least eight people were killed in the shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School, most of them students, according to initial reports.
The shooting marked the 22nd school shooting in the US in 2018,according to CNN.
The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit group that categorizes incidents of gun violence, says there have been roughly 100 mass shootings in the US this year, with roughly 5,405 people killed by gun violence. The group defines a mass shooting as an incident in which at least four people are shot; that differs from official government definitions.
In response to Friday’s shooting, President Donald Trump said the White House was “determined to do everything in our power” to keep students safe.
Earlier this month, Trump delivered remarks at the National Rifle Association convention in Texas, where he pledged to defend Second Amendment rights.
“Your Second Amendment rights are under siege, but they will never ever be under siege as long as I am your president,”Trump said at the time.
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