Texas lieutenant governor slammed for suggesting reducing school entrances to prevent shootings

  • Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Friday suggested schools should have fewer entrances in order to prevent mass shootings.

  • He was promptly condemned for his comments, which came after a school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.

  • It was the 22nd school shooting in the US in 2018 — a year that has been deadlier for American schoolchildren than members of the US military thus far.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Friday suggested schools should have fewer entrances in order to prevent mass shootings.

In the wake of a shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas high school on Friday that left 10 people dead, Patrick said, "Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped."

Many suggested that he should have called for restrictions on firearms before focusing on school entrances. The criticism aimed at Patrick ranged from outrage to mockery.

Friday's deadly incident in Texas was the 22nd school shooting in the US in 2018 – a year that has reportedly been deadlier for American schoolchildren than members of the US military thus far.

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