St Louis school shooting – live: suspected gunfighter identified as a former graduate student last year

The gunman who shot dead a teacher and pupil in St Louis was identified on Monday evening as a former pupil at the city’s Central VPA High School.

Orlando Harris, 19, of St Louis, graduated from the school last year, according to media reports. it is not known if he had any connection with the victims.

A 16-year-old student, Alexis Bell, was pronounced dead on the spot, while 61-year-old teacher Jean Kirk Kuzcka was shot and later died in hospital.

Jean Kirk Kuzcka, who taught physical education at the school, was shot dead during the violence that took place shortly after 9 at the school in southern Missouri city.

Eight victims were transported to the hospital for injuries ranging from gunshot wounds to a broken ankle, reports say.

Several students said The San LuigiPost-shipmentat first they thought it was a drill until they heard the principal utter the code word for a shooting. The students jumped out of the windows of the school building to escape the scene.

A student told the newspaper she overheard the gunman, whom she did not recognize, say he was “tired of everyone” at school.

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Suspicion “may have suffered from mental illness”

07:45 , Maroosha Muzaffar

Police Commissioner Mike Sack said yesterday after the suspect was shot dead that he may have suffered from mental illness.

Authorities have so far attributed no reason to the St Louis shooting. But Mr. Sack told the press that “there are suspicions that there may have been some mental illness he was experiencing. We are working to develop this information right now. “

Orlando Harris, 19, was a former high school student and graduated last year. Police said he had no criminal record.

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The gunman killed an adult woman and girl before being shot to death by the police officers who responded.

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The St Louis gunslinger was heard saying he was “tired of everyone”

06:55 , Maroosha Muzaffar

The 19-year-old gunman from the St Louis school was reportedly overheard that he was “tired of everyone” during the Monday morning attack.

A student told al St Louis Post-Dispatch who heard the gunman make the comment.

Police identified the attacker as Orlando Harris, a former Central VPA High School student where the attack took place.

A 16-year-old teacher and a 61-year-old were killed in the shooting and the gunman was himself shot dead by armed rescuers.

Eight other victims were taken to hospital with various injuries, including gunshot wounds.

The school district says the shooter was “quickly stopped” by police officers

06:01 , Graeme Massie

ICIMI: Police are on-site at Central Visual and Performing Arts this morning following reports of an active shooter and both CVPA and Collegiate are in solitary confinement. The killer was quickly stopped by the police inside the CVPA, “they tweeted as the incident unfolded.

What is Central Visual and Performing Arts High School?

05:02 , Graeme Massie

ICIMI: The school where the shooting took place is a magnetic school specializing in visual arts, musical art and performing arts with around 400 students.

The district’s website states that the school’s “educational program is designed to create a supportive environment in which students receive quality academic and arts education that prepares them to compete successfully at the post-secondary level or perform competently. in the world of work “.

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Gunslinger described as “thin” and “dressed in black”

03:03 , Graeme Massie

ICIMI: Officials say the gunman was a “thin” male in his 20s dressed in black. It is not known what, if any, connection the killer had with the school.



The St Louis shooter who killed the teacher and student was a former student

02:01 , Graeme Massie

The gunman who shot and killed a teacher and student at a St Louis school was identified as former pupil Orlando Harris, authorities say.

Harris, 19, of St Louis, was himself shot dead by police officers responding to the city’s Central VPA High School on Monday morning.

St Louis school killer identified

Suspected in the shooting identified by the authorities

01:03 , Graeme Massie

The suspect was identified Monday night as Orlando Harris, 19, of St. Louis, second The St Louis Post-Dispatch.

The paper says he graduated from school last year.

The family identifies the woman killed in the school shooting

Monday, October 24, 2022 10:12 PM , Graeme Massie

The family of the woman killed in the St Louis shooting identified her as Jean Kuczka, second The St Louis Post-Dispatch.

Relatives told the newspaper that Kuczka, 61, was a health and physical education teacher living in Dittmer, Missouri.

“My mother loved children,” her daughter Abigail Kuczka told the newspaper. “She loved her students. I know that her students looked at her as if she were their mom because many of them didn’t have a good family life. “

Police did not say how the gunman entered the school

Monday, October 24, 2022 8:01 pm , Graeme Massie

St Louis Police Chief Michael Sack told reporters that all school doors were closed Monday morning, metal detectors were on, and there were seven security officers on site, reportedly. The St Louis Post-Dispatch.

The police chief said officers shot and killed the suspect on the third floor of the building.

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George Sells, a district spokesman, said a strong blockade means “there will be limited movement in and out of schools” and all buses will depart at scheduled times.

All after-school courses and athletic activities for the evening were also canceled, reports Fox2.

Law enforcement officers investigate the crime scene

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Investigators find the gunman’s car

Monday 24 October 2022 18:21 , Graeme Massie

Investigators have found the gunman’s car and are now looking for evidence, according to KMOV-TV.

FBI officers at the shooting scene

Monday 24 October 2022 17:45 , Graeme Massie

Federal agents are at the scene of the fatal St Louis school shooting.

Police say the dead shooter killed an adult and a girl

Monday 24 October 2022 17:26 , Graeme Massie



Three dead at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

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St Louis high school students flee the shooting that killed two victims

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