Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos just issued a statement on the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
In it, she said schools must be "safe and nurturing environments" and "we simply cannot allow this trend to continue."
Here's her full statement:
My heart is heavy from watching the horrific events that unfolded at Santa Fe High School today. My prayers are with each student, parent, educator and first responder impacted. Our schools must be safe and nurturing environments for learning. No student should have to experience the trauma suffered by so many today and in similar events prior. We simply cannot allow this trend to continue.
Every day, the Federal Commission on School Safety is working to identify proven ways to prevent violence and keep our students safe at school. Our work remains urgent. Our nation must come together and address the underlying issues that lead to such tragic and senseless loss of life.