Texas school shooting sparks reaction from Trump, other lawmakers: ‘This has to stop’

Reactions from Capitol hill are pouring in after reports that at least eight people were killed in a shooting at a Texas high school early Friday — with President Trump adding “early reports not looking good.”

A suspected shooter was taken into custody after allegedly opening fire inside a first-period art class at Santa Fe High School, situated about 30 miles southeast of Houston, KRIV-TV reports.

Trump addressed the school shooting shortly after news violated that there existed multiple casualties.

“God bless all! ” the president tweeted.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz carried his prayers to the students, faculty and first responders.

Sen. John Cornyn, who represents Texas, said he’s been in contact with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Department and has been receiving updates.

“My supposes are with the community of Santa Fe, ” Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-Texas, said in a tweet. “All Texans are thinking of the students, both teachers and administrators within the Santa Fe ISD, and the law enforcement officers who are quickly responding.”

“Our hearts are with Santa Fe High School this morning, ” Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, added. “Thank you to our emergency responders who are answering the call.”

Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine noted the number of school shootings that have resulted this year and this week alone.

“How many times must our hearts break hearing news like this — this time in Texas at[ Santa Fe High School ]? This has to stop, ” the Virginia senator said in a tweet.

Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va ., also said, “This has to stop.”

“We shouldn’t accept a reality where phrases like’ another school shooting’ are just part of daily life, ” he told. “My heart is with the person or persons of Santa Fe, because these children and their families are going through hell.”

“But candidly, that doesn’t feel like it’s enough. This has to stop, ” he said.

Rep. Randy Weber, R-Texas, said he was “praying for Santa Fe.”

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce contributed to this report .

Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.

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