Texas Shooter Family’s Greek Village Shocked by Rampage

This undated photo from Facebook shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials have taken into custody and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Facebook via AP)

In the small central Greek village where the father of Texas teen high shooter Dimitris Pagourtzis was born, and still visits annually, there was disbelief the youth had conducted a massacre of fellow students, killing nine and a teacher.

The shooting at the Santa Fe high school was the fourth deadliest mass shooting at a public school in what has become so common that this year they are happening almost monthly, each time raising new fears and with a common denominator of someone seeking vengeance for a slight.

The family were “quiet, peaceable people” who didn’t seem out of place and showed signs of a good upbringing, residents of Magoulitsa told the news agency Reuters.

Antonios Pagourtzis left the village in his mid-20’s to go to the United States but regularly returned in the summer and runs local a business selling agricultural machinery, one resident acquainted with him said.

The family were “peaceable people, focused on work, business-minded,” he said, asking not to be identified. “He never caused trouble,” he said of the father.

Dimitrios rarely visited the village – residents said they saw him either last summer or the summer before – but those who did say he was quiet and did not show signs of unusual behavior.
“In my eyes, they showed good upbringing,” another long-time resident said, also requesting anonymity. “I saw them around. They were good people.”

“We’re lost for words. We did not expect this,” said Costas Spanos, president of the Magoulitsa community, a tiny village in central Greece with just over 500 residents where his father, Antonios Pagourtzis, was born. “We’re in shock. We’re a small community and this makes us look very bad,” he told Reuters over the telephone.

Meanwhile, a picture emerged of the teen killer as a quiet loner obsessed with guns who reportedly had been snubbed by a female student he wanted to date and who reportedly belittled him in class when he got too aggressive in his advances.

Photographs posted on the Facebook page of the Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston pictured him dancing with other costumed performers in other social media and journal posts showed he was obsessed with guns.

A Facebook post on April 30 that has since been taken down showed a black T-shirt with the words “Born to Kill” printed in white.

2 Comments

  1. Why are they shocked? Forcing a child to do be “fronimo” and engage in unnatural Greek dances, pretend to speak and understand Greek language and listen to the howling minaret psalti efialti makes them feal resentment. Such resentment is the core of masochism, where they feel they hav ebeen the good boy and are entitled to punish everyone else who wasn’t. His father clearly had a naval and militarist background, which is the prime profile for such behavior. Add that our churches have been radicalized by the Efremist witches and lulurga buttboys who only want the most smiling, vacuous dummy bunches of goats to do their bidding. Greek churches today are just as bad as mosques in radicalizing youth.

  2. My father and mother were both born on the island of Lesbos and I’m sure if they were still with us would be shocked by this.

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