Abbott calls for moment of silence to honor Santa Fe victims

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Greg Abbott is asking Texans to take part in a moment of silence Monday morning to honor the victims killed in Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.

The moment of silence will be at 10 a.m.

“The act of evil that occurred in Santa Fe has deeply touched the core of who we are as Texans,” said Abbott in a news release. “In the midst of such tragedy, we pray for the victims and those mourning in Santa Fe, while we work to ensure swift and meaningful action to protect our students in schools across our state.”

On Sunday evening, teenagers staged a “die-in” at the governor’s mansion to make sure politicians hear their plea for common-sense gun laws. 

Hours after the shooting, Abbott said starting this week he has plans to start roundtables to come up with “swift solutions” to school shootings.

“We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families. It’s time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again in the history of the state of Texas,” Abbott said Friday during a news conference.

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