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"This is very personal to us": Santa Fe survivors are expecting results from the Texas Legislature

After last year's massacre at Santa Fe High School, survivors told lawmakers the school safety measures they want to see enacted during this year's legislative session. How many of them will become law?

Flo Rice, 56, poses for a portrait in her home in Santa Fe, TX. Rice was shot in her legs at a school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and 13 injured, and now advocates for more school safety and emergency training for substitute teachers.

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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Flo Rice works out her legs by using resistance bands in a balance and hip strengthening exercise. Having been shot in both legs, Rice attends therapy 3-4 times a week to improve strength and stability.
Flo Rice does modified planks on a Bosu ball with her physical therapist Katherine Saalfeld at UTMB Health. After being shot in the legs, Flo regularly attends physical therapy to strengthen her legs and improve her manner of walking.

“We need to do more than just pray”

“A big hole in the system”

Austin, Texas USA May 24, 2018: Santa Fe shooting survivor Grace Johnson speaks as Texas Governor Greg Abbott hosts the last Capitol panel studying school safety and student mental health issues in the wake of last week's Santa Fe school shooting that left ten dead. The final panel had student survivors of Santa Fe and their parents.
Flo Rice, a survivor of the school shooting that killed 10, leaves the house with her husband Scot Rice to be driven to physical therapy.

“This will be a long process”

Flo Rice, 56, was shot in her legs at a school shooting in Santa Fe that left 10 dead and 13 injured. She now walks with a cane and regularly attends physical therapy to regain her range of motion.

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