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According to Santa Fe ISD officials, there have been explosive devices — including pipe bombs and pressure cookers — found in the high school and surrounding areas adjacent to the high school. Because of the threat of explosive items, community members should be on the look-out for suspicious packages and anything that looks out of place. Officials warn citizens to not touch any items out of place and call 911 as we have agencies that can respond.

We are saddened and dismayed by yesterday’s events at Santa Fe High School. We extend our most heartfelt prayers and condolences to all of the victims. We also wish to thank all the first responders from all over Texas that assisted in rendering aid and support.

We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred. We are gratified by the public comments made by other Santa Fe High School students that show Dimitri as we know him: a smart, quiet, sweet boy. While we remain mostly in the dark about the specifics of yesterday’s tragedy, what we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love.

"I’m still scared, my heart is broken for all these people. It’s just something that I did not want to go through, especially on a Friday," Shrader said. "As soon as I heard that alarm, it didn’t sound like the fire alarm so I was scared wondering what that alarm was and as soon as we got outside, ‘run, run, run’ is all I heard."

HCA Healthcare’s Gulf Coast Division’s Clear Lake Regional Medical Center, a Level II Trauma Center, discharged six of the eight patients it was treating from Santa Fe High School, and Mainland Medical Center discharged the two patients it received. One patient is in fair condition and another patient remains in critical condition at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.

"Our hearts are with the families in Santa Fe right now. We were requested by area facilities to provide platelets and O-negative red cells. Thank you to our Commit for Life donors for making sure we had product on the shelf today. If you would like to donate to ensure we continue to have a constant supply, visit giveblood.org to schedule an appointment," said Joshua Buckley, Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. "It’s a great time to remind the public this is why we always want to have blood of the shelves. A situation like this can happen at any time, which is why the need for blood is constant."

In addition, a blood donation mobile blood bank, provided by MD Anderson Cancer Center, will be set up in front of Jennie Sealy Hospital, on the west end of the building (near R. Waverley Smith Pavilion) from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, donors can report to the hospital conference room #2 (in the lobby on Level 2, adjacent to the gift shop) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parking will be validated for donors.

"At one point there were students that were coming out from different hiding places, and so our search was continuing to make sure there weren’t other students that were still afraid and may be hiding, or staff, so we don’t know if anybody else was there or if there were additional fatalities or injuries," Gonzalez said.

"We are mourning the victims of the tragic school shooting in Santa Fe. We are heartbroken and outraged by this loss. Gov. Greg Abbott and I are committed to using every resource we have to respond today and protect our students going forward. We are grateful for the emergency officers and school administrators’ swift action in getting students to safety as well as the exemplary work that is being done now by our law enforcement."

"Every day, the Federal Commission on School Safety is working to identify proven ways to prevent violence and keep our students safe at school. Our work remains urgent. Our nation must come together and address the underlying issues that lead to such tragic and senseless loss of life."

"Enough is enough. It is obvious ‘thoughts and prayers’ aren’t producing the change we need to keep our kids safe. Earlier today, Governor Abbott said he would host ’roundtable meetings’ to discuss gun violence. We have been talking about gun violence and common sense gun legislation for years. We need action and bold leadership to change our laws to prevent another tragedy at our schools. I stand ready to work together with my colleagues in the Texas Legislature so we can prevent another tragedy from ever occurring again. Our children deserve better."