Student Killed In Santa Fe School Shooting Remembered, As Leaders Debate What Should Come Next

“I know some have strong feelings about gun rights, but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue,” Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said in his Facebook account

By Elizabeth May 21, 2018 10:00 am, , ,

From Houston Public Media:

Hundreds are paying their respects at a packed Houston-area mosque in the first funeral for a victim of a school shooting that killed 10.

An overflow crowd sat in folding chairs in a breezeway outside the main area of worship at Brand Lane Islamic Center in Stafford, Texas, to watch Sunday’s service for Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh on TV monitors. Sheikh was one of eight students slain Friday at Santa Fe High School outside Houston. Two teachers were also killed.

Islamic Society of Greater Houston imam Tauqir Shah said a prayer before Sheikh’s body was carried in a casket wrapped in a Pakistani flag to a hearse. Her body is expected to be returned to her family in Karachi.

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