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Used rifle in Louis school shooting filmed days before attack, police say



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Used rifle type AR-15. in in deadly The St. Louis school shooting was filmed from where it was shot possession during interaction with police about a week before the attack and it is not clear how he got it back say the police.

Shooter, 19-year-old Orlando Harris, open fire on Monday, killing student Alexandria Bell, 15, and teacher Jean Kuchka, 61, as well as wounding several others at Central High School for the Visual and Performing Arts. Harris later died in the hospital after gun battle with officers at the school.

Before shooting him family contacted St. Louis police to seize a firearm from him, St. Louis Police Commissioner Michael Sack said on news conference Wednesday. ” mother at that time wanted it out of in house,” he added.

The police responded to a domestic family conflict home on October 15 – just According to a police statement Wednesday evening, nine days before Monday’s shooting.

“Officers responded and determined that the suspect was legally allowed to possess a firearm at the time,” CNN affiliate KMOV said in a statement. “Third party known family contacted and took possession of firearms so that they are no longer kept in in home”.

Police on Wednesday evening confirmed that gun removed from home that day there was a rifle that was used in school shooting.

“How he acquired it after that … we do not know know”Sack said. “We’re looking into it.”

The weapon has a serial number on this and the Bureau of Alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives are working to track him down, Sack said.

teenagers family was concerned about him. In addition to trying to take away firearms, they also forced him to stay in a mental hospital, ransacked his room, kept track of what he got in mail and tried to do sure he was busy with people and felt loved, Sack said.

“They are made every effort they think they could reasonably make,” Sack said. “I think that’s why mother so heartbroken over families who paid for his episode.

shooter, who graduated from the same school last year”forced entry to school” with rifle and big amount of ammunition, some of it was strapped to his chest, Sack said.

Shooting left in building permeated with bullets and turned an ordinary Monday at school into one where frightened students and teachers locked the doors, huddled together in turns and jumped out of windows save your life like sound of shots echoed through their corridors.

After the attack, FBI investigators found letter and notebook in in car Harris used to drive to school.

“The target was school,” Sack said. “Between him and what he felt was another school, community. He felt isolated and alone.”

There were seven guards. personnel at the school when the shooter arrived but the shooter didn’t get past the security checkpoint, DeAndre Davis said, director of safety and security for St. Louis Public Schools.

“He should have been force input and this good for us because it buys us time,” Sack said on Wednesday.

The officers were at the schools four minutes after active reported the shooter and, according to Sack, they confronted the shooter eight minutes later.

The police commissioner has repeatedly noted the quick reaction of the police, the closed doors and the preliminary preparation. for prevention more lethal outcomes.

The authorities have also thanked the students for follow the instructions of their teachers and lock the doors after they have been warned of the threat on campus.

“We had teenagers and athletes – they don’t always listen – but on Monday they sure did,” Sack said. “They did what their teachers told them, they did what the officers told them, despite fact that you can see that many of they were injured. You can see their faces, you can read in them eyes”.

Law enforcement officers are investigating the scene of shooting at Central High School for the Visual and Performing Arts on Monday, October 24, 2022 in Saint Louis.

Students and teachers rushed to lock and barricade classroom doors after hearing the coded message. broadcast over intercom.

The shooter managed to get into the health room of Jean Kutchka, where she and her students were crowded.

Student Keyshawn Brooks told CNN affiliate KSDK he saw the shooter force his way into his class and shoot his teacher.

“They shot down the door of our class down and the man opened the door and he was like’You’re all going die today,” Brooks said.

“He shot the teacher first. She fell on floor. Another boy was shot dead in hand and he was bleeding. Two other girls were shot,” Brooks said. “When he left room, we opened the window and we jumped out”.

Student Alex Macias described the look of the shooter in in eyes after the execution of Kuchka.

“He shot Mrs. Kuchka, and I just closed mine eyes,” she said. “I really don’t want to see something else. But when I thought he was leaving, I opened eyes see him standing there and looking into your eyes with to me. And then after he made eye contact, he just left”.

Then the students started to jump out of Window, she said.

Teacher Kristi Foulstich said that Pile died, caught between a gunman and students. She described her former colleague as a popular teacher who was loved by many.

According to the police commissioner, the authorities are trying to make it difficult to enter the classrooms.

As the investigation continues and Kuchka and Bell are mourned by students and teachers, it will be two months before they are admitted. back on campus, school officials said.

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