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Exchange Student among 10 Killed in Texas School Shooting


An exchange student from Pakistan is among the 10 people killed when a gunman shot up at Santa Fe High School near Houston.

The Pakistani Embassy in Washington D.C. confirmed that Sabika Sheikh has been identified among the nine students and one teacher killed, reports Gulf Today.

Sheikh is one of 75 students from Pakistan to participate in the Youth Exchange and Study Abroad program.

“Please know that the YES programme is devastated by this loss and we will remember Sabika and her families in our thoughts and prayers,” Lysaght wrote.

Sheikh father found out about his daughter’s death watching the news in Pakistan on CNN, according to The News

“I kept calling her and sent her messages on WhatsApp. Never before had my daughter failed to reply,” said her tearful father, Abdul Aziz.

“We are still in a state of denial. It is like a nightmare.”

Actress Mindy Kaling expressed her condolences on Twitter.

Police have arrested 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis and have charged him with capital murder and aggravated assault. Authorities say he used guns he got from his father in the shooting spree.
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