At least six people injured after shooting at St. Louis high school, officials say
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ST. LOUIS (NBC News) — At least six people, including the suspect, were injured after a shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri on Monday morning, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.
The six were being treated for gunshot wounds and shrapnel injuries, the news station reported. At least one person went into to cardiac arrest.
The suspect was taken into custody inside Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, according to a tweet from St. Louis Public Schools.
St. Louis Public Schools initially said that two students were injured in a shooting at the high school and taken to the hospital. Both Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and the Collegiate School of Medicine & Bioscience were placed on lockdown.
Students were evacuated, and parents were directed to Gateway STEM High School to reunite with their children.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department asked the public to stay away from the area during the investigation.
The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are on the scene.
“At this time, the scene is secure and there is no active threat,” police said in a tweet.
St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones weighed in on the shooting as news of the incident spread.
“Help us Jesus,” she tweeted.