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The embassy of Pakistan in Washington, D.C., said one of the students killed was Sabika Sheikh of Pakistan, who had been participating in a U.S. State Department-sponsored student exchange program. The embassy said its consul general in Houston was touch with authorities.

Law enforcement officers have warrants for two residences that have been linked to the suspect, Abbott said at the afternoon briefing, but efforts to search them have been slowed by concerns that the properties might have been booby-trapped.

By late afternoon, school officials had begun the process of reaching out to families in the community, an attempt to provide some comfort. "As I write this message, our campus remains an active crime scene," Superintendent Leigh Wall wrote. "I want you to know that we will gladly accept every resource that will help our students on what promises to be a long road to recovery. Your children’s needs — emotionally, spiritually and physically — will be met by those who are best equipped to do so," Wall said, referring to the outpouring of support the district had received throughout the day.

Butler says the class made its way to a field behind the school, and she was able to find her younger sister, who had been in a classroom closer to the shooting. They eventually reunited with their mother, who took a group of students back to her house.

The president added, "My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools and keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others. Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe."

The students behind the March For Our Lives movement, which started after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, sent a note of support, saying, "This is the most fatal shooting since the one at our school and tragedies like this will continue to happen unless action is taken."

As students exited Santa Fe High School, they left behind their backpacks to be checked by police and then filed onto a nearby grassy area alongside a row of school buses. Images from the scene showed some students being searched by officers.

Speaking to media Friday afternoon, Abbott said it was "one of the most heinous attacks that we’ve ever seen in the history of Texas schools. It’s impossible to describe the magnitude of the evil of someone who would attack innocent children in a school, a place of learning where parents should be able to send their children without fear for their child’s safety."

Abbott asked for "prayers and support" for the families affected by the shooting. But he later added, "We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families. It’s in Texas that we take action, to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated."

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