President Donald Trump reacted to the latest school shooting on Friday, lamenting the deaths that occurred at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.
“May God heal the injured, and may God comfort the wounded and may God be with the victims and with the victim’s families,” the president said. “Very sad day, very very sad.”
The Houston Chronicle reported that at least eight victims were killed in the shooting.
“This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now,” Trump said.
He expressed his sadness about the frequency of mass shootings, promising that the government would continue working to stop such events.
“Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe,” Trump said.
Trump sent a personal message to the victims and their families.
“We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack,” he said. “To the students, families, teachers, and personnel at Santa Fe High, we’re with you at this tragic hour.”
Trump made his remarks at the White House on Friday ahead of a speech on prison reform.
Earlier Friday, he reacted to the news on Twitter.
“School shooting in Texas,” the president wrote. “Early reports not looking good. God bless all!”
School shooting in Texas. Early reports not looking good. God bless all!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2018
The Haris County Sheriff Ed Gonzales revealed on Twitter that two people were in custody after the shooting and one police officer was injured.
One is in custody, a second one detained. An injured police officer is being treated, the extent of his injuries are unknown.
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) May 18, 2018