At least 5 wounded as gunman opens fire in St. Louis high school


At least 5 wounded as gunman opens fire in St. Louis high school

At least five people were wounded Monday morning, October 24, in a shooting at a St. Louis, Missouri, high school, and police have captured the suspect, who also got injured.

 

Shots rang out a little after 9 a.m. at the Central Visual & Performing Arts High School, part of the St. Louis Public Schools, leading students to be evacuated with their hands in the air.

 

At least 5 wounded as gunman opens fire in St. Louis high school

 

Police confirmed that the victims suffered injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to cardiac arrest, the St. Louis Post Dispatch reported.

 

At least 5 wounded as gunman opens fire in St. Louis high school

 

“Police are on site at Central Visual and Performing Arts this morning following reports of an active shooter and both CVPA and Collegiate are on lockdown,” the school district said on Twitter.

 

“The shooter was quickly stopped by police inside CVPA,” it said.

 

Police officers were seen helping the fleeing students scale fences and buildings. A SWAT team also responded.

 

Nylah Jones, a ninth-grader, said she was in math class when the gunman fired into the room from the hallway, the Post Dispatch reported.

 

Students gathered in one corner of the classroom and tried not to move as the shooter banged on the door, she said. 

 

Teacher Michael De Filippo told the paper: “Once you heard the boom, all the chuckling and laughing in the back of the room stopped.”

 

Taniya Gholston, a 16-year-old student, said the assailant’s gun eventually jammed and that she heard him say something about being “tired of this damn school,” the Post Dispatch reported.

 

The suspect’s identity and condition were not immediately available.



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