#SantaFeStrong: 12 powerful photos that show the spirit of the community after shooting
SANTA FE, Texas – One year ago the people of Santa Fe were shaken to their core when a gunman stormed the high school and killed 10 people - 8 students and 2 teachers.
Despite the horrific event, the Santa Fe community, Houston and people all over Texas came together to show that when tragedy strikes, nothing else matters coming together to help pick up the pieces.
In the days after the shooting, memorials were erected, there were vigils, victims were honored and surviving classmates faced the most bittersweet graduation that school has likely ever experienced.
However, through it all the people remained #SantaFeStrong.
See some of the images that captured the spirit of the Santa Fe community.
On May 18, 2018, an active shooter was reported at Santa Fe High School. Emergency crews staged in the parking lot of the school in an effort to get victims and others the help they needed.
Hours after the shooting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims.
Friends and family still trying to wrap their heads around the shooting attend a vigil at the First Bank in Santa Fe to honor the victims.
The Santa Fe community begins to come together to pray for and honor those killed in the shooting.
Graduating seniors were recognized during a service at Arcadia First Baptist Church near Santa Fe High School two days after the shooting in Santa Fe, Texas.
Pictures of victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting were on display during a prayer vigil at Walter Hall Park on May 20, 2018, in League City, Texas.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott visits Santa Fe High School with his wife, Cecilia, to lay flowers at a small memorial two days after the shooting.
A woman sprinkled tobacco and says a traditional native-American prayer in front of a memorial at Santa Fe High School three days after the shooting.
Mourners visit a memorial in front of Santa Fe High School honoring the victims of the Santa Fe school shooting four days after the tragedy.
Just a short two weeks after the shooting, students put on their caps and gowns to walk across the stage at the Santa Fe High School graduation ceremony.
Those killed in the shooting were honored and remembered during the 2018 graduation ceremony, and though they may be gone, they will never be forgotten.
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