SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - A 17-year-old armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at a Houston-area high school Friday, killing 10 people, most of them students, authorities said. It was the deadliest in Texas since a man with a semi-automatic rifle attacked a rural church late last year, killing more than two dozen people.

Friday's high school shooting in Texas comes only three months since the massacre in Parkland, Florida that resulted in 14 students and 3 staff members killed, giving rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.

In late March, teen activists spearheaded one of the largest student protest marches since Vietnam in Washington, DC and inspired hundreds of other marches from California to Japan.

The calls for tighter gun control has faintly registered in gun-loving Texas - at least to this point.

News 8 on Friday spoke with San Diego high school students about what it is like to live in an age where school shootings are all too common. 

Alicia Summers' News 8 video report above reveals what local students in San Diego experience on a daily basis.

News 8's Marcella Lee spoke with students at Poway Unified School District about how they are taking action to help stop shootings. At Del Norte High School in 4S Ranch, a newly formed group is hoping to make a difference to eliminate the threat of being shot at school. 

News 8's Monique Griego takes a look at one school's answer to make students safer. 


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