Pagourtzis, who business records show owns North American Marine Inc., a ship fix and industrial cleaning company in Houston, north of Santa Fe, told the Journal he struggled to get where he is today.
Texas' second day of roundtables on curbing school shootings will tackle the thorny issue of gun control, with the state's chief firearm lobbying association and a gun reform group attending. Why would her school be spared when so many others have not?
Pagourtzis told Greece's Antenna TV that he wished he could have prevented the tragedy.
Dimitrios worked out and didn't drink or get into fights, he told the station. I can't say what happened. He said he suspects his son was under pressure, perhaps due to bullying.
He later said: "Luckily, the body count's not higher".
The suspect's attorney, Nicholas Poehl, said he is investigating whether his client was mistreated by football coaches. The district was quick to reject that theory in a weekend statement.
"Not one more", is the first sentence in the mission statement for the March For Our Lives, but there have been multiple school shootings since students and adults were killed in Parkland in February. "Administration looked into these claims and confirmed that these reports are untrue".
Immediately following the shooting, Divin tweeted his "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families.
As the horror unfolded, Pagourtzis roamed from classroom to classroom, taunting students and blasting away as they made ill-fated efforts to elude or hide from his barrage of gunfire. He said after the shooting that he wanted to use it across the state. Pagourtzis is now in the Galveston County jail facing capital murder charges.
"There were minimal shots fired, at least from us, from law enforcement", he added. "While Americans mourn another senseless school shooting". One was critically wounded. Officials will create an app that allows parents to view live cameras inside their children's schools, and work on placing more police officers around campuses. The justices' reasoning was much the same as it was for Roper v. Simmons - they ruled that mandatory life sentences are unconstitutionally too harsh of punishments for children.
There is no single remedy for the problem of school shootings, but imposing a criminal liability on people who negligently store firearms where a minor could gain access to them is essential.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday was hosting the first in a series of roundtable discussions examining ways to improve safety at Texas schools.
Lawmakers, teachers, students, survivors of other mass shootings and both sides of the gun debate were asked to participate. He has not entered a plea to the charges of capital murder of multiple people and aggravated assault on a public servant. He is just 17 years old, and two major Supreme Court decisions within the last two decades have ruled it unconstitutional to sentence a defendant to death, or impose mandatory life sentences if he or she was under 18 at the time of the crime.