The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim

The Latest: 1st funeral set for Texas school shooting victim
April Salinas, second from right, her daughters Meah, 13, and Macee, 6, and Jeramiah Kelley read notes left at memorial behind Texas First Bank, Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Santa Fe, Texas. A gunman opened fire inside the school Friday, May 18, 2018, killing several people. (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local):

9:20 a.m.

The first funeral for one of the 10 people fatally shot at a high school outside Houston is set for Sunday afternoon.

The Islamic Society for Greater Houston says services for 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh are scheduled for a mosque in suburban Houston.

She’d been attending classes at Santa Fe High School since last August when she was killed Friday.

Her father, Abdul Aziz Sheikh, has described his daughter as a hard-working and accomplished student who aspired to work in civil service and hoped one day to join Pakistan’s Foreign Office.

Her body is to be returned to her family in Karachi, Pakistan.


9:05 a.m.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is urging a “hardening” of school buildings in the wake of a shooting that killed 10 people at a Texas high school.

Patrick blames a U.S. “culture of violence” and says more needs to be done to keep shooters away from students, such as restricting school entrances and arming teachers with guns.

He tells CNN’s “State of the Union”: “When you’re facing someone who’s an active shooter, the best way to take that shooter down is with a gun. But even better than that is four to five guns to one.”

Appearing on the Sunday talk shows, Patrick did not address details of the law enforcement investigation into Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High. A 17-year-old student is being held on murder charges.

Patrick tells ABC’s “The Week” he supports background checks for gun purchasers but stresses “gun regulation starts at home.”