J.J. Watt offers to cover funeral costs for Santa Fe shooting victims

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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) warms up before an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NFL star J.J. Watt has offered to pay for the funerals of the individuals killed in a school shooting in Texas, NFL.com reports.

On Friday, investigators say a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and a pistol opened fire at Santa Fe High School, about 30 miles outside of Houston. Ten people were killed, most of them students, according to the authorities.

Watt, a defensive end for the Houston Texans, tweeted about the tragedy on Friday calling it “absolutely horrific.” 

NFL.com reports Watt then contacted the school and told officials he would cover the funeral expenses for the victims.

The Texans organization also released a statement to offer thoughts and condolences to those who were impacted by the tragedy.

Last year, Watt raised more than $37 million for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts after the devastating storm swept through Texas.

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