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Abbott to Meet With Santa Fe Survivors

The focus of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school safety and mass shootings is shifting to those closest to the recent violence, including students, surviving victims and even one person who grabbed a gun and fought back.

Thursday's meeting will feature more than 30 people who can provide personal accounts of the attack on a high school in Santa Fe last week, and last November's shooting at a rural church in Sutherland Springs.

Most of the invited are students, families and staff from Santa Fe. Also invited are two survivors of the church shooting, the church pastor, and Stephen Willeford, who has been hailed as a hero for grabbing a rifle and shooting back at the church attacker.

Abbott and Texas are being closely watched for how the state reacts to the violence of recent mass shootings.
 

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