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.
Praying for the community at Santa Fe High School in Texas. Thank you to all of the first responders at the scene this morning.
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 18, 2018
Congresswoman Martha McSally stated she is heartbroken and her heart goes out to the loved ones and families of victims.
I'm heartbroken to learn about this tragic school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas. My heart goes out to the loved ones and families of the victims, and I will continue to monitor the situation as details unfold.
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) May 18, 2018
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."
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. We don’t have to live in a country where politicians let this happen again and again. https://t.co/0dG76Gp5fb pic.twitter.com/H9LeY7sBAK
— Gabrielle Giffords (@GabbyGiffords) May 18, 2018
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.