After a shooting at a high school in St. Louis on Monday morning, at least six individuals were injured including the suspect.
According to the television station, the six were receiving treatment for gunshot wounds and shrapnel wounds. One person at least suffered a cardiac arrest.
St. Louis Public Schools tweeted that the suspect was apprehended inside Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.
When the shooting at the high school occurred, St. Louis Public Schools first reported that two students were hurt and sent to the hospital. Lockdowns were implemented at the Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience and Central Visual and Performing Arts High School.
Where is Central Visual and Performing Arts High School?
The St. Louis Public Schools’ Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, formerly Central High School is a magnet high school in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
The school is currently located at 3125 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis.
Central High School, which was established in 1853 and is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi River, has moved about a lot and combined with a magnet school in 1984. With a concentration on ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, instrumental music, vocal music, dance, and theatre, students at Central VPA can choose from three different art majors: visual art, musical art, and performing art.
The establishment and opening of a high school to meet the demands of the city’s residents were mandated by the Board of Education of the St. Louis Public Schools in late 1852. The school was established by the Board inside Benton School, a primary school that was at the time situated on 6th Street between St. Charles and Locust streets. On February 7, 1853, 70 children were enrolled following an entrance exam.
Jeremiah D. Low served as the school’s first principal. The Board commissioned construction of a special building for the high school, which was then known only as St. Louis High School, soon after it opened.