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Parkland parents release a statement about TX massacre - and make one request of the media

The parents of the victims in the Parkland, Florida, massacre released a statement making a request of the media covering the massacre in Santa Fe, Texas. (DANIEL KRAMER/AFP/Getty Images)

The parents of some of the victims in the Parkland, Florida, massacre released a statement about the school massacre in Santa Fe, Texas, and made one request of the media covering the tragedy.

Here's what the statement read

"The families of the victims killed in the Parkland massacre are deeply saddened that today another group of families, those from Santa Fe, TX, have suffered the loss of a loved one at school," the statement read. "All Americans must come together and unite to put an end to these preventable tragedies."

"Our elected officials need to enact laws and provide mandatory Federal guidelines for school safety," the statement added.

"We ask that the media covering this event refrain from using the shooter's name thereby preventing him from gaining the notoriety many of his kind desire," it continued. "Published studies clearly demonstrate this fact."

"These hate-filled individuals that attack and kill innocent children and school staff should not be glorified," the statement said. "The stories referring to this event should be about the victims, their families, and how we can prevent this from ever happening again."

"We mourn and pray for those lost or injured and hope their community will rally to support them as ours has," they concluded.

What we know so far

10 people were killed and 12 others injured Friday when a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School opened fire. Authorities have also found pipe bombs and pressure cooker bombs at the site. Law enforcement authorities believe he used guns that were owned by his father for the heinous attack.

The suspect was apprehended and has been charged with multiple counts of murder.

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