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Could The Santa Fe High School Shooting Be A Tipping Point For Texas Gun Policy?

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exas school administrators and law enforcement leaders meet for a round table discussion with Governor Greg Abbott and other state politicians to kick off a three-day series of round table discussions at the State Capitol focusing on school safety in resp

The May 18 shooting at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas was the deadliest gun-related incident at a school since the death of 17 students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

Eight students and two teachers were killed, and 13 more injured in the Santa Fe shooting.

Days after the incident, Texas Governor Greg Abbott responded by hosting three roundtable discussions about guns and school safety with various stakeholders at the Texas Capitol, with recommendations on how to prevent school shootings.

What came out of the first day of talks at the Capitol? Can momentum around the gun debate carry future policy forward? 

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Jan Ross Piedad Sakian is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.