Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Suggests School Shooting Because of ‘Too Many Exits’

In the aftermath of the Santa Fe High School shooting that left 10 people dead, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Friday suggested the existence of “too many entrances and too many exits” in schools may lead to such shootings. “We have to look at the design of our schools moving forward and retrofitting schools that are already built... there are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas,” Patrick said in an afternoon press conference. “There aren’t enough people to put a guard at every entrance and exit...maybe we need to look at limiting the entrance and exits into our schools so that we can have law enforcement looking at the people coming in through one or two entrances.” He continued, saying, “We’re gonna have to be creative. We’re gonna have to think out of the box.” Patrick got an endorsement and an “A” rating from the NRA in during the state's 2014 general election.