Texas School Shooting Survivor: I Expected This to Happen Eventually

Among the witness reactions to a fatal shooting Friday at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas came this particularly heartbreaking one from a student named Paige. Asked by KTRK-TV if there was “ever part of you that was like, ‘This isn’t real, this would not happen at my school,” the young girl gave a resigned chuckle and replied: “No, there wasn’t. It’s been happening everywhere. I’ve always felt it would eventually happen here, too.” She added: “I wasn’t surprised; just scared.” With at least eight dead, Friday’s shooting is now the deadliest school incident since the February 14 massacre in Parkland, Florida; and the 22nd school shooting in 2018.