(PresidentialHill.com)- Last week, a woman and a teenage girl were murdered in a shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri. Several others were also injured.
According to reports, police shot and killed the gunman. A student witness said that the shooter’s gun jammed. Therefore, the death toll might have been higher.
Around 9 a.m. CDT, the shooting occurred inside the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience, housed in the same building as the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. Lockdown was imposed at both institutions, but only CVPA was the shooter’s intended target.
The authorities did not immediately identify the victims and the shooter, but Police Commissioner Michael Sack stated at a news conference that the victims were a woman declared dead at the hospital and a teenage girl. He claimed that the gunman was a man who appeared to be in his early 20s, and a student at the school reported the shooter was a white male.
Nineteen-year-old Orlando DeShawn Harris, a former student at the school, was named as the shooter.
The commissioner reported that eight people were sent to a local hospital as
authorities attempted to identify what would have caused him to do this. There is a possibility that he was dealing with a mental disorder. Sack stated that they were developing that information. The shooter had never been in trouble before.
According to the commissioner, other students were harmed and treated at the hospital. Some suffered graze or gunshot wounds, while others had abrasions. Sack stated that everyone was in stable health.
Sack would not specify how the shooter entered the school, but he did claim that the doors were closed, which gave the police time to approach the suspect.
After DeShawn was reported to be a black male, the anti-gun mainstream media quickly lost interest in the story and the shooter’s description.
Keeping quiet about or hiding a criminal’s alleged deeds because of race, gender, or intimate activity is pandering. At worst, it’s the bigotry of low expectations.