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Community reacts to high school shooting in Texas

Posted at 3:24 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 20:14:45-04

The news spread quickly Friday morning of a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. 

At least 10 people were killed and 10 others wounded.

Arizona leaders showed their support and condolences. 

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey tweeted out that he's praying for the community and thanking first responders. 

Congresswoman Martha McSally stated she is heartbroken and her heart goes out to the loved ones and families of victims.

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords stated: "I will not stand for this and neither should you. Parents shouldn't have to hug their children in the morning and worry whether they'll see them at the end of the day."

Giffords called on Congress to find the courage to pass effective laws that can protect children and stop dangerous people from accessing guns. 

So far this year there have been 22 school shooting in the United States where someone was hurt or killed.  

University of Arizona assistant professor of sociology Jennifer Carlson says society should have broader conversations about what makes these shootings possible instead of narrow arguments.

"We ended up talking about you know direct relations of guns like bump stocks or how many magazines rounds a gun should hold," Carlson said. 

She says those arguments don't lead to change. Instead, the conversation should be about bigger issues like counseling and trauma from family members and survivors.