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UPDATE: Santa Fe ISD Accepts Gun Donations after School Shooting

More security measures coming to Santa Fe ISD

Police tape in front of Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on May 20, 2018.

Trustees of Santa Fe Independent School District where 10 people were shot to death in May has accepted about $20,220 worth of guns, ammunition and weapons training donated for its security staff.

The Daily News reports that the Santa Fe ISD also received tens of thousands of dollars in donations following the May 18 shooting at Santa Fe High School.

School officials said a group of anonymous locals donated the weapons and ammunition, including eight AR-15 rifles. The Houston Astros Foundation donated $13,000 for protective vests and other safety equipment for the district’s police force.

School board President J.R. Norman said the donated weapons will be used by the district’s expanded police force for the upcoming school year. He said there aren’t any programs in place for armed teachers.

EDITOR’s NOTE: The original version of this story erroneously reported the amount of the donation was $220,000. 

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