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St. Louis School Shooting


At least two people were killed and seven others injured after a gunman opened fire at a high school in south St. Louis yesterday morning. Police said the suspect also died at an area hospital after a standoff.

Shots were reported just after school began at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School—the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi River—with police arriving quickly to confront the shooter. Clad in black and appearing to be in his early 20s, the shooter carried a long gun into the reportedly locked school where seven security guards were on-site. Officials have not yet said how he was able to enter the building. The two unnamed victims were a woman and a teenage girl.

Separately, the 16-year-old suspect in the shooting deaths of four students at a Michigan high school in November pleaded guilty yesterday to all 24 charges, including murder and terrorism. He is scheduled for a presentencing hearing in February.

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