ABC Evening News for Friday, May 18, 2018
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(Santa Fe, Texas: Tom Llamas) A deadly school shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas featured; scenes shown from outside the school. [Students Tyler TURNER, Dakota SCHRADER, Peter MATUZA, Paige CURRY- describe what happened in the shooting.] [Mother Shannon CURRY- recounts what she did.] [Santa Fe police Chief Walter BRAUN- says explosive devices were found.] Photos of shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, also a student, shown. [Texas Governor Greg ABBOTT= says he wanted to commit suicide, but gave himself up.] The police questioning of two persons of interest discussed.
(Windsor: David Muir) Report introduced.
(Santa Fe, Texas: Marcus Moore) The gunman's explosive bomb trap examined; scenes shown from his house. [ABBOTT - cites the bombs detected.] School shooting statistics for this year cited; tweet from Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez promising support quoted. [ABC's Brad GARRETT- sums up mass shootings.]
(Windsor: David Muir) The response of President Trump introduced. [TRUMP - says this has been going on too long: a very sad day.]
(Windsor: David Muir; White House: Cecilia Vega) The fifth mass shooting during Trump's presidency & the earlier debate over gun control by students at the White House discussed.
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