Networks Break In to Cover Texas School Shooting Leaving 10 Dead, 10 Wounded

By Christine Zosche 

Friday, TV news outlets moved away from covering President Trump and the Royal Wedding to cover a school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, a Southeast Texas town between Houston and Galveston. (TVNewser)

A 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a pistol stormed the school, about 30 miles southeast of Houston, and opened fire in an art class, officials said. The gunman killed 10 people and wounded at least 10 others, including a school resource officer who was left in critical condition, police said, before surrendering to the officers who confronted him. (WaPo)

In brief remarks made at the outset of Friday’s White House summit on prison reform, President Trump responded to the fatal shooting. “This has been going on too long in our country,” Trump said. “Too many years, too many decades now. We grieve for the terrible loss of life and send our support and love to everyone affected by this absolutely horrific attack.” (Mediaite)

Following the shooting, Netflix announced it would cancel the 13 Reasons Why Season 2 premiere event set to take place later that day in Los Angeles. High school gun violence has been a continued storyline from Season 1 and into Season 2. (Mashable)