Texas School Shooter Reportedly Identified

The suspected shooter in the tragic Texas school shooting has now been identified, according to a new report.

CBS News reports that the student suspected of opening fire in the Santa Fe high school is Dimitrios Pagourtzis.

Pagourtzis, who is 17 years old, has reportedly been arrested and is in police custody.

A second individual has reportedly been detained in connection with the shooting, but their identity is unknown and it is unclear what role, if any, they may have played in the shooting.

Little is known about Pagourtzis at this time, but Heavy.com reports that the teen owns a t-shirt that reads "Born to Kill," and is thought to have run a social media page that made references to Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz.

In addition to allegedly carrying out the shooting that has left 10 people dead and many more wounded, Pagourtzis is reported to have also been in possession of multiple pipe bombs, which seemingly confirms earlier suspicion of explosive devices being located around the school.

A separate CBS News report indicated that police were investigating the potential pipe bomb threat and determining the severity, if any.

"We hope the worst is over and I really can't say any more about that because it would be pure speculation," Assistant Principal Cris Richardson previously told media outlets from the scene of the tragic incident.

Additionally, while the ratio of students and adults killed is unknown at this time of publication, among those injured in the incident was the school's resource officer.

Speaking to reporters, one senior student at the school explained that "some kid" with a gun began firing at people who were evacuating after a fire alarm was pulled.

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"As soon as the alarms went off, everybody just started running outside," another student added, "and next thing you know everybody looks, and you hear boom, boom, boom, and I just ran as fast as I could to the nearest floor so I could hide, and I called my mom."

One other student from the school reportedly told journalists, "We have had [active shooter training] I think twice this year, and then we had like a mock active shooting training to where they actually practiced busing the students out and everything."