Santa Fe Responds With Support, Not Protests

Positive support, rather than angry politics, continues to surround the grief in Santa Fe.

There have been no protests or outcries against firearms in Santa Fe --like there were after the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Instead, hundreds of people prayed at a candlelight vigil. The topic of guns didn't come up.

A dozen Santa Fe high school students last month respectfully took part in a national walkout for expanded gun control, not knowing that a similar tragedy would strike their own campus.

But since that horrible Friday at Santa Fe, people have not responded with anger, marches, or protests – but with prayer and serious debate on how to keep schools safe.

Galveston County Judge Mark Henry says that even the high-school students he has talked to favor the idea of teachers being armed if they qualify.

Henry tells Newsradio 740 KTRH that the tragedy should lead to new focus on responsible gun ownership – but not new federal limits on firearms.

It's personal here. Galveston Sheriff Henry Trosclair says one of the frightened students just three doors from the shooter was his own granddaughter -- and her best friend, who often swam in the family pool, died in the attack. Brett Downer, Newsradio 740 KTRH.

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