Father Of Accused Texas School Shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis Says His Son Is A Victim

Amy Feinstein

Antonios Pagourtzis, the father of accused Santa Fe, Texas school shooter Dimitrios Pagourtzis, is saying that his son is a victim, as there must have been a reason that his son opened fire on his classmates at the Texas high school. Pagourtzis says he suspects that bullying might have been behind the shooting which left 10 people dead, and he believes that something must have happened just before the attack.

Time says that Antonios Pagourtzis, the father of Dimitrios Pagourtzis gave an interview with Greece's Antenna TV, and said he believes that his son must have been under pressure, and that "perhaps" he was being bullied.

"Something must have happened now, this last week. Somebody probably came and hurt him, and since he was a solid boy, I don't know what could have happened. I can't say what happened. All I can say is what I suspect as a father."

"My son, to me, is not a criminal, he's a victim. The kid didn't own guns. I owned guns."
"He pulled the trigger but he is not this person. It is like we see in the movies when someone gets into his body and does things that are not done. It's not possible in one day for the child to have changed so much."