One adult, one girl and shooter die in shooting at St. Louis high school, police confirm
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The gunman who shot dead a teacher and pupil in St Louis was identified on Monday evening as a former pupil of the city’s Central VPA High School, where the attack took place.
The attacker, named by police as 19-year-old Orlando Harris, was shot dead by armed responders. He graduated from the school last year, according to local media reports, though it is not yet known if he had any direct connection to any of the victims.
A 16-year-old student, Alexis Bell, was pronounced dead at the scene, while 61-year-old teacher Jean Kirk Kuzcka was shot and died later in hospital.
Ms Kuzcka, who taught physical education at the school, was gunned down during the violence which took place shortly after 9am at the school in the southern part of the Missouri city.
Eight other victims were transported to hospital for injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to a broken ankle.
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Everything we know about St Louis school shooting that left three dead
The gunman killed an adult female and girl before being fatally shot by responding police officers.
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 07:01
St Louis gunman was heard saying he was ‘tired of everybody’
The 19-year-old school gunman in St Louis was reportedly overheard saying that he was “tired of everybody” during the attack on Monday morning.
One student told the St Louis Post-Dispatch that she heard the gunman make the comment.
Police have identified the attacker as Orlando Harris, a former student of the Central VPA High School where the attack took place.
A 16-year-old and a 61-year-old teacher died in the shooting, and the gunman was himself shot dead by armed responders.
Eight other victims were taken to hospital with various injuries including gunshot wounds.
Maroosha Muzaffar25 October 2022 06:55
School district says shooter was ‘quickly stopped’ by police officers
ICYMI: “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 shooter was quickly stopped by police inside CVPA,” they tweeted as the incident unfolded.
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 06:01
What is Central Visual and Performing Arts High School?
ICYMI: The school where the shooting took place is a magnet school specialising in visual art, musical art and performing art with about 400 students.
The district website says the school’s “educational program is designed to create a nurturing environment where students receive a quality academic and artistic education that prepares them to compete successfully at the post-secondary level or perform competently in the world of work.”
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 05:02
St Louis Mayor: ‘Help us Jesus’
ICYMI: Tishaura Jones took to Twitter as the shooting was unfolding and tweeted “Help us Jesus.”
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 04:03
Gunman described as ‘slim’ and ‘dressed in black’
ICYMI: Officials say that the gunman was a ‘slim’ male in his 20s who was dressed in black. It is not known what, if any, connection the shooter had to the school.
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 03:03
St Louis school shooter who killed teacher and student was former pupil
The gunman who shot and killed a teacher and student at a St Louis school has been identified as former pupil Orlando Harris, say authorities.
Harris, 19, of St Louis, was himself fatally shot by responding police officers at the city’s Central VPA High School, on Monday morning.
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 02:01
Suspect in shooting identified by authorities
The suspect was identified on Monday evening as Orlando Harris, 19, of St. Louis, according to The St Louis Post-Dispatch.
The newspaper says that he graduated from the school last year.
Graeme Massie25 October 2022 01:03
Family identify woman killed in school shooting
The family of the woman killed in the St Louis shooting have identified her as Jean Kuczka, according to The St Louis Post-Dispatch.
Relatives told the newspaper that Kuczka, 61, was a health and physical education teacher who lived in Dittmer, Missouri.
“My mom loved kids,” her daughter Abigail Kuczka told the newspaper. “She loved her students. I know her students looked at her like she was their mom because a lot of them didn’t have a good home life.”
Graeme Massie24 October 2022 22:12
Police have not said how gunman got into school
St Louis police Chief Michael Sack told reporters that all doors at the school were locked on Monday morning, the metal detectors were active and there were seven security officers on site, reports The St Louis Post-Dispatch.
The police chief said that officers shot and killed the suspect on the building’s third floor.
Graeme Massie24 October 2022 20:01
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