Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Texas on Saturday will likely release the names of nine students and a teacher killed by a gunman, identified by authorities as a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol, who opened fire in a morning art class in his Houston-area high school.

Santa Fe High School, southeast of Houston, joined on Friday a long list of U.S. campuses where students and faculty have been killed in mass shootings.

Shortly before 8 a.m., students said the gunman, identified by law enforcement as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, opened fire in an art class, sending students and staff fleeing.

Ten people were wounded, with several in critical condition.

It was the fourth-deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. public school in modern history, and again stoked the nation’s long-running debate over gun ownership three months after 17 teens and educators were fatally shot in Parkland, Florida. (Reuters)

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<p>Police officers patrol outside Santa Fe High School on May 19, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Police officers patrol outside Santa Fe High School on May 19, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>A shoe sits along the road in front of Santa Fe High School on May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

A shoe sits along the road in front of Santa Fe High School on May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

<p>Investigators work outside a trailer near Santa Fe High School following a mass shooting May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Investigators work outside a trailer near Santa Fe High School following a mass shooting May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Classrooms at the Santa Fe High School are seen at night following a mass shooting at the facility May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Classrooms at the Santa Fe High School are seen at night following a mass shooting at the facility May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>Flags fly at half mast outside the Galveston County Jail in Galveston, Texas, U.S., where suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis was charged in connection with a shooting that left several people dead at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Pu Ying Huang/Reuters) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Flags fly at half mast outside the Galveston County Jail in Galveston, Texas, U.S., where suspect Dimitrios Pagourtzis was charged in connection with a shooting that left several people dead at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Pu Ying Huang/Reuters)

<p>Dimitrious Pagourtzis listens to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry during his arraignment at the Galveston County Jail on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Galveston, Texas. The judge has denied bond for the 17-year-old accused of killing 10 people and wounding 10 others Friday at a Texas high school. Pagourtzis made his initial court appearance Friday evening via closed circuit video from the Galveston County Jail. (Photo: Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Dimitrious Pagourtzis listens to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry during his arraignment at the Galveston County Jail on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Galveston, Texas. The judge has denied bond for the 17-year-old accused of killing 10 people and wounding 10 others Friday at a Texas high school. Pagourtzis made his initial court appearance Friday evening via closed circuit video from the Galveston County Jail. (Photo: Kelsey Walling/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>Booking photo of Dimitrios Pagourtzis, arrested May 18, 2018, suspect from the Santa Fe ISD shooting scene. Booked into the Galveston County Jail, He is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, W/M, 17 years of age. He is being held on Capital Murder with no bond. Additional charges may follow. (Photo: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Booking photo of Dimitrios Pagourtzis, arrested May 18, 2018, suspect from the Santa Fe ISD shooting scene. Booked into the Galveston County Jail, He is identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, W/M, 17 years of age. He is being held on Capital Murder with no bond. Additional charges may follow. (Photo: Galveston County Sheriff’s Office)

<p>This undated photo from Facebook shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials have taken into custody and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Photo: Facebook via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

This undated photo from Facebook shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials have taken into custody and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Photo: Facebook via AP)

<p>Cars still sit in the parking lot where they were left as the sun sets on Santa Fe High School, the scene of a deadly shooting on Friday with multiple fatalities, mostly students, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Cars still sit in the parking lot where they were left as the sun sets on Santa Fe High School, the scene of a deadly shooting on Friday with multiple fatalities, mostly students, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

People react outside the unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Police cars are parked outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Police cars are parked outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Two women pray outside the family reunification site following a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus /Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Two women pray outside the family reunification site following a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus /Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Sen. Ted Cruz, second from left, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, second from right, and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, right, speak at a press conference in the wake of a school shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (PhotoL Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Sen. Ted Cruz, second from left, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, second from right, and Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, right, speak at a press conference in the wake of a school shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (PhotoL Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

A man hugs a woman outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>People react as they leave the family unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

People react as they leave the family unification center at the Alamo Gym, following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: David J. Phillip/AP)

<p>Galveston Police officer Xavier Hancock works at the scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Stuart Villanueva /The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Galveston Police officer Xavier Hancock works at the scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Stuart Villanueva /The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>Students are emotional as they gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Students are emotional as they gather by the Barnett Intermediate School where parents are gathering to pick up their children following a shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>ATF agents arrive on location at Santa Fe High School where a shooter killed at least 10 students on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

ATF agents arrive on location at Santa Fe High School where a shooter killed at least 10 students on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

<p>Santa Fe High School student Dakota Shrader is comforted by her mother Susan Davidson following a shooting at the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. Shrader’s friend was shot in the incident. </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Santa Fe High School student Dakota Shrader is comforted by her mother Susan Davidson following a shooting at the school on Friday, May 18, 2018. Shrader’s friend was shot in the incident.

<p>Police officers in tactical gear move through the scene at Santa Fe High School after a shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Police officers in tactical gear move through the scene at Santa Fe High School after a shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>A woman prays in the grass outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their kids following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

A woman prays in the grass outside the Alamo Gym where parents wait to reunite with their kids following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Chief Nursing Officer Dr. David Marshall, left, and Chief Medical and Clinical Officer Dr. Gulshan Sharma give an update on the patients from the Santa Fe High School shooting at the John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Kelsey Walling /The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Chief Nursing Officer Dr. David Marshall, left, and Chief Medical and Clinical Officer Dr. Gulshan Sharma give an update on the patients from the Santa Fe High School shooting at the John Sealy Hospital at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Kelsey Walling /The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>People embrace outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

People embrace outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>A Life Flight helicopter takes off from Santa Fe High School where a shooting took place on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

A Life Flight helicopter takes off from Santa Fe High School where a shooting took place on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

<p>Law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Emergency medical personnel arrive on location at Santa Fe High School where a shooting took place on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Emergency medical personnel arrive on location at Santa Fe High School where a shooting took place on May 18, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

<p>Law enforcement officers respond to an active shooter in front of Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Steve Gonzale/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Law enforcement officers respond to an active shooter in front of Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Steve Gonzale/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Santa Fe High School junior Guadalupe Sanchez, 16, cries in the arms of her mother, Elida Sanchez, after reuniting with her at a meeting point at a nearby Alamo Gym fitness center following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Santa Fe High School junior Guadalupe Sanchez, 16, cries in the arms of her mother, Elida Sanchez, after reuniting with her at a meeting point at a nearby Alamo Gym fitness center following a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>Harris County police assist at the scene after a multiple-casualty shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Photo: HCSOTexas via Twitter) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Harris County police assist at the scene after a multiple-casualty shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Photo: HCSOTexas via Twitter)

<p>Parents of Santa Fe High School students join in prayer at the parking lot of the Arcadia First Baptist Christian School accompanied by residents after a shooter open fired at the high school, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Parents of Santa Fe High School students join in prayer at the parking lot of the Arcadia First Baptist Christian School accompanied by residents after a shooter open fired at the high school, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>A Pearland Police armored vehicle stands ready in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, in response to a shooting on Friday morning, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

A Pearland Police armored vehicle stands ready in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, in response to a shooting on Friday morning, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>Santa Fe High School freshman Caitlyn Girouard, center, hugs her friend outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Santa Fe High School freshman Caitlyn Girouard, center, hugs her friend outside the Alamo Gym where students and parents wait to reunite following a shooting at Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP)

<p>School staff members sit in a school bus to be transported to another school after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday morning, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

School staff members sit in a school bus to be transported to another school after a shooting at the Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday morning, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>Emergency responders from multiple agencies work at the scene in front of Santa Fe High School in response to a shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox.The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Emergency responders from multiple agencies work at the scene in front of Santa Fe High School in response to a shooting on Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Photo: Kevin M. Cox.The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>Santa Fe High School staff react as they gather in the parking lot of a gas station following a shooting at the school in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Santa Fe High School staff react as they gather in the parking lot of a gas station following a shooting at the school in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday, May 18, 2018. (Photo: Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

<p>In this image taken from video emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

In this image taken from video emergency personnel and law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

<p>In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

<p>Screengrab of scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018 (Video still: KTRK-TV ABC13) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Screengrab of scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018 (Video still: KTRK-TV ABC13)

<p>Screengrab of scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Video still: Yahoo News Video) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

Screengrab of scene of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas, May 18, 2018. (Video still: Yahoo News Video)

<p>In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP) </p>
Shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas

In this image taken from video law enforcement officers respond to a high school near Houston after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. The Santa Fe school district issued an alert Friday morning saying Santa Fe High School has been placed on lockdown. (Photo: KTRK-TV ABC13 via AP)

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