Texas school district struck by mass shooting gets grant

May 31, 2018 GMT

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Southeast Texas school district where a high school student went on a deadly shooting rampage, killing 10 teachers and students, is getting a $1 million federal grant to help with recovery.

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the grant Thursday for the Santa Fe Independent School District. The grant comes from Project School Emergency Response to Violence managed by the department’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students.

Eight students and two substitute teachers were killed during the shooting at Santa Fe High School on May 18. Authorities have charged a 17-year-old student, Dimitrios Pagourtzis, with capital murder in the May 18 attack at Santa Fe High School. Pagourtzis is accused of using a shotgun and .38 revolver that belonged to his father.