Students describe the terrifying moments after the class bell rang at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning. An active shooter was spotted on the campus, a fire bell was sounded and students bolted for cover. One student has been arrested and one student, detained after the active shooting incident, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. Authorities now say that 8-10 people have been reported dead after the incident, and one officer was injured.
"We heard the alarms go off. And next thing you hear--BOOM, BOOM. I didn't know what to do at that point," said Dakota Schrader. "This is so terrible. I never thought this would happen to me at my school. Innocent kids getting killed. Nobody should have to go through that."
Zach Muehe, another Santa Fe HS student gave his account of the terrifying situation, "I just heard a loud boom. I saw someone I knew with a shotgun. He had a shotgun and a pistol on him. When it happened, everyone walked to the art room. I went to the other classroom. I ran to the other side of campus. I know a lot of kids ran behind car. I saw people who didn’t even know what was happening. Several individuals that there was a fire alarm went off. When I went to tell my teacher that there was a shooter, and the teacher pulled the alarm."
11th grader, Dustin Severin said that the suspected shooter, Dimitrios Pagourtiz was "emotionally bullied" by kids and coaches. "I know he’s picked on by coaches and other students. He didn’t really talk to anyone. Nothing like physical but they still emotionally bullied him."