Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt plans to cover the costs of the funerals of the victims of Friday’s mass shooting at Santa Fe High School.
Santa Fe High School was the site of the latest school shooting tragedy. Ten people were killed, nine of them students, and another 10 were injured at the Houston area high school on Friday after a 17-year-old gunman opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver in the school.
When the news hit Watt responded with a tweet about the tragedy that ended lives due to gun violence.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 18, 2018
Watt responded by offering to help the families during the worst moments of their lives. J.J. Watt reached out to the school to provide the support he could for the families of the victims, offering to cover all funeral costs for those killed in the tragedy.
JJ Watt has told Santa Fe High School that he'll pay for the funerals for the victims of today;s shooting.
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 19, 2018
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 19, 2018
Watt has used his stature in the Houston community to help those in need after tragedies in recent years, most notably raising $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief after it ravaged the city last August.