TX school shooting victims: Pakistani exchange student, junior art student among victims

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Sabika's was one of what will be many services held in the wake of the horrific school shooting.

She lived in Dickinson with her husband of almost 47 years. Classmates described him as a quiet loner who played on the football team, and one victim's mother said her daughter had recently rejected advances from him.

"It's time like this when all of us realise how fragile our lives really are", he said.

Another exchange student, Sayyed Zaman Haider, said Sabika was from Karachi City, The Washington Post reported.

Sabika Sheikh was studying in the U.S. through an exchange program facilitated by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme.

Fighting back tears, her father told The Associated Press on Saturday in Karachi that Sabika was due home in about three weeks for the holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

Samad also addressed the painful irony that a young woman from a country that many Americans associated with the war on terror in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks on NY and Washington was killed in a country that millions around the world perceive as safe and free.

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Abbott said the gunman apparently carried out the attack with a shotgun and a.38 revolver that were legally owned by his father. "But it also revisits, and in this case very close to here".

In a tweet, he said Our Consul General is in touch with the family and the local authorities and is making efforts to arrange the earliest repatriation of the human remains. Her immediate family could not be there with her; relatives are in Pakistan, and the Pakistani Consulate has organized to have her remains returned to her family.

The 17-year-old said it was "truly mind-blowing" that an exchange student his age could be cut down in cold blood at a USA school.

Columbine touched off a national debate over gun control laws, gun culture, and even violence in video games.

Speaking at the high school, Abott pledged "swift and meaningful action" to prevent future school massacres.

Thirteen people suffered injuries from the gunfire, including school district police officer John Barnes, who was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

"We need to harden the target".

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Tisdale's house was the center for family gatherings, and she loved cooking Thanksgiving dinner and decorating her house, Olinde said.

She stood up for what was right and made friends with anyone she saw as a good soul.

Family members say a substitute teacher whose passion was her children and grandchildren is among the victims of the shooting at a Texas high school.

"This kid is obviously unstable and he knew that there were flaws in the school system to get into the rooms", Bracknell said.

She left Pakistan in August of past year and was expected to return home in a few weeks for Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday that marks the end of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. "What we have learned from media reports seems incompatible with the boy we love".

The New York Times cited an affidavit written by one investigator as saying the suspect had confessed and said he spared "students he did like so he could have his story told".

Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of the victims of Friday's shooting, according to the Houston Chronicle. "She has volunteered in her community, she was involved in a lot of activities and she created a lot of lifelong friendships", he wrote.

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