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Ten people were killed Friday at Santa Fe High School, including nine students and one teacher. The alleged shooter is reported to be a student named Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Multiple fatalities in Texas high school shooting

Ten people were killed Friday at Santa Fe High School, including nine students and one teacher. The alleged shooter is reported to be a student named Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

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