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J.J. Watt will pay for the Sana Fe HS victims' funerals

The two-time defensive player of the year has already been a crucial influence in the Houston area, especially for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey.


Kahron Spearman


After 10 people, including eight students, were killed in a shooting at Sante Fe High School outside Houston, Texas on Friday morning, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for funerals for the victims.

 

It's a tremendous act of kindness that was confirmed by the Texans' communications manager to E! News.

 

After news of the shooting, the perennial All-Pro took to Twitter and wrote, "Absolutely horrific."

On behalf of the Texans organization, we are saddened by the tragic events at Sante Fe High School this morning and extend our thoughts and heartfelt condolences to the victims, their families and all those affected. We are grateful for the brave first responders, law enforcement officials and medical personnel. The Texans family will continue to pray for our neighbors.

The two-time defensive player of the year has already been a crucial influence in the Houston area, especially for those who were affected by Hurricane Harvey, creating a fundraiser that raised more than $37 million.

 

Victims Ann Perkins, Angelique Ramirez, Kim Vaughan, Chris Stone, Kyle McLeod, Jared Conard Black, Christian "Riley" Garcia, Cynthia Tisdale and Chris Stone were shot and killed by 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis when he opened fire at the school using various weapons that were believed to be from his father's collection.

 

Sadie Rodriguez, the mother of a 16-year-old Shana Fisher, who was killed in the shooting, said her daughter had publicly rejected Pagourtzis just days before the attack, per BBC.

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