School Shooting

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Olsonist

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"The teen faces up to life in prison without parole on several of the charges. His parents, who have pleaded not guilty to related charges, are scheduled to be tried in January."

Good to know the parents are getting charged as well.
 

130lights

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The parents’ trial should be very interesting . The preliminary hearings have been very terrifying .

First time parents have been charged, and the first time terrorism was charged in a school shooting.
 
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jerseyguy

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“Three killed in shooting at St. Louis high school, police

ST. LOUIS — A gunman broke into a St. Louis high school Monday morning, fatally shooting a woman and a teenage girl and injuring six others before police killed him in an exchange of gunfire.

The shooting just after 9 a.m. at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School forced students to barricade doors and huddle in classroom corners, jump from windows and run out of the building to seek safety. One terrorized girl said she was eye-to-eye with the shooter before his gun apparently jammed and she was able to run out.

Speaking at a news conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said the shooter was about 20 years old but did not provide a name for him or his victims. He declined to say if the woman killed was a teacher.

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams said seven security guards were in the school at the time, each at an entry point of the locked building. One of the guards noticed the man was trying to get in at a locked door, but couldn’t. The guard notified school officials and ensured that police were contacted, Sack said.

“It was that timely response by that security officer, the fact that the door did cause pause for the suspect, that bought us some time,” Sack said.

Sack declined to say how the man eventually got inside, armed with what he described as a long gun.

Officers worked to get students out of the three-story brick building, then “ran to that gunfire, located that shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire,” killing him, Sack said.

Some of the six people hospitalized suffered gunshot wounds, while others were struck by shrapnel Sack said. He did not provide any information on their conditions.

One student, 16-year-old Taniya Gholston, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she was in a room when the shooter entered.

“All I heard was two shots and he came in there with a gun,” Gholston said. “And I was trying to run and I couldn’t run. Me and him made eye contact but I made it out because his gun got jammed. But we saw blood on the floor.”

Ninth-grader Nylah Jones told the Post-Dispatch she was in math class when the shooter fired into the room from the hallway. The shooter was unable to get into the room and banged on the door as students piled into a corner, she said.

Janay Douglas’s 15-year-old daughter got stuck in a hallway when the school was locked down. Douglas said she received a call from her daughter, letting her know she had heard shots.

“One of her friends busted through the door, he was shot in the hand, and then her and her friends just took off running. The phone disconnected,” Douglas said. “I was on my way.”

The shooting left St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones shaken.

“Our children shouldn’t have to experience this,” Jones said at the news conference. “They shouldn’t have to go through active shooter drills in case something happens. And unfortunately that happened today.”

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School is a magnet school specializing 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
 

SloopJonB

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The parents’ trial should be very interesting . The preliminary hearings have been very interesting.

First time parents have been charged, and the first time terrorism was charged in a school shooting.
I'm not big on blaming the parents but there's a limit and this kid seems to have been a few yards over the line.

I just can't imagine having a kid that whacked out and not being aware something was seriously wrong.
 

130lights

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Ignore him, hell, Mom bought him a gun as a present
They ignored him a lot….in fact, Dad bought him the gun after the kid gave him the money. But there were many calls and texts to them that they just ignored. He should have been taken away from them long ago, and maybe he would have been a different kid.

I wouldn’t even ignore contacts from my adult kids.
 

Steam Flyer

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They ignored him a lot….in fact, Dad bought him the gun after the kid gave him the money. But there were many calls and texts to them that they just ignored. He should have been taken away from them long ago, and maybe he would have been a different kid.

I wouldn’t even ignore contacts from my adult kids.
Yes, you're right. They were terrible parents and should not have had a kid. A lot of parents do not pay much attention to their kids nowadays, they're being raised by phone apps and social media, the way our peers were shoved in front of a TV.
 

130lights

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Yes, you're right. They were terrible parents and should not have had a kid. A lot of parents do not pay much attention to their kids nowadays, they're being raised by phone apps and social media, the way our peers were shoved in front of a TV.
Yep, glad I’m not in the kid business these days.
 

Bus Driver

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“Three killed in shooting at St. Louis high school, police

ST. LOUIS — A gunman broke into a St. Louis high school Monday morning, fatally shooting a woman and a teenage girl and injuring six others before police killed him in an exchange of gunfire.

The shooting just after 9 a.m. at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School forced students to barricade doors and huddle in classroom corners, jump from windows and run out of the building to seek safety. One terrorized girl said she was eye-to-eye with the shooter before his gun apparently jammed and she was able to run out.

Speaking at a news conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said the shooter was about 20 years old but did not provide a name for him or his victims. He declined to say if the woman killed was a teacher.

St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams said seven security guards were in the school at the time, each at an entry point of the locked building. One of the guards noticed the man was trying to get in at a locked door, but couldn’t. The guard notified school officials and ensured that police were contacted, Sack said.

“It was that timely response by that security officer, the fact that the door did cause pause for the suspect, that bought us some time,” Sack said.

Sack declined to say how the man eventually got inside, armed with what he described as a long gun.

Officers worked to get students out of the three-story brick building, then “ran to that gunfire, located that shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire,” killing him, Sack said.

Some of the six people hospitalized suffered gunshot wounds, while others were struck by shrapnel Sack said. He did not provide any information on their conditions.

One student, 16-year-old Taniya Gholston, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch she was in a room when the shooter entered.

“All I heard was two shots and he came in there with a gun,” Gholston said. “And I was trying to run and I couldn’t run. Me and him made eye contact but I made it out because his gun got jammed. But we saw blood on the floor.”

Ninth-grader Nylah Jones told the Post-Dispatch she was in math class when the shooter fired into the room from the hallway. The shooter was unable to get into the room and banged on the door as students piled into a corner, she said.

Janay Douglas’s 15-year-old daughter got stuck in a hallway when the school was locked down. Douglas said she received a call from her daughter, letting her know she had heard shots.

“One of her friends busted through the door, he was shot in the hand, and then her and her friends just took off running. The phone disconnected,” Douglas said. “I was on my way.”

The shooting left St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones shaken.

“Our children shouldn’t have to experience this,” Jones said at the news conference. “They shouldn’t have to go through active shooter drills in case something happens. And unfortunately that happened today.”

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School is a magnet school specializing 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
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Cal20sailor

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The 2022-23 school year has officially begun! As a former teacher who believes schools are the one place students should be safe, I find these events very tragic.
 

Steam Flyer

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And yet again.
Shooting at UVA. 3 dead, 2 wounded. All of the dead were members of the football team


This is yet another horrible tragedy and I hope our SA/PA'er fellows can refrain from making light of it. My honest sympathy and condolences go to their families, and I hope there is some sober thought on how occurrences like this might be prevented.
 




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