Abbott and a group of lawmakers and school superintendents began to wrestle with how to stem school violence in a state with strong support for gun rights.
A 24-year-old man suspected of a series of deadly bombings around Austin, Texas, blew himself up early on Wednesday as police closed in on him.
The series of parcel bombs in Texas that have killed two people and put residents on edge escalated on Tuesday with two more incidents.
A package exploded early Tuesday at a FedEx distribution facility in Texas, news reports said.
Authorities in Houston charged a 25-year-old man on Monday with trying to blow up a Confederate statue, federal prosecutors said.