Gunman in Texas school shooting indicted by grand jury

Dimitrios Pagourtzis accused of killing 8 students, 2 teachers in Santa Fe

By Associated Press

(Galveston County Sheriff's Office via AP)

SANTA FE, Texas - A Texas grand jury has formally indicted the 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school.
  
Dimitrios Pagourtzis was indicted Thursday on charges stemming from the May 18 attack, including capital murder, Galveston County prosecutors said.
  
Investigators said Pagourtzis has admitted going on a shooting rampage at Santa Fe High School that killed eight students and two teachers. 

The teen used his father's pistol and shotgun, and described planning the attack in private journals, authorities said.

The massacre was the nation's deadliest such attack since the mass shooting at a Florida high school that gave rise to a campaign by teenagers for gun control.
  
After the shooting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called for schools to have more armed personnel, although he faced pushback after suggesting tightening of some gun laws.

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