Another school shooting that is disappearing at blistering speed.
In addition to the two people killed, a student and an adult, four other students were wounded and the gunman is also dead after the cops did an anti-Uvalde and went in to stop him. Fourteen minutes from the first call to a dead shooter.
The shooting occurred at a St Louis magnet school with a cumbersome name: Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and the shooter was a former student. Fun fact about the school: “Founded in 1853, Central High School is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi River, although it has moved several times and merged with a magnet school in 1984.”.
You might have seen this story briefly yesterday but then it dropped off the radar and you can guess why. It has one tiny mention on CNN’s landing page about the very rapid police response time and on Fox News it doesn’t appear at all as of this writing.
St Louis is about 43% black but the school is over 72% black with over 80% of students on free or reduced lunch. I am guessing most of the “performing arts” at the school involve rapping or twerking. The school is also a borderline penitentiary:
St. Louis Schools Superintendent Kelvin Adams said seven security guards were in the school at the time of the attack, each stationed at an entrance of the locked building. One of the guards noticed the gunman trying unsuccessfully to get in at a locked door. The guard notified school officials, who contacted police.
security guards? My high school had exactly zero security guards and somehow no one was ever shot.
I knew what was coming and sure enough we got a name and then a yearbook photo of the student. His name was Orlando Harris and sho nuff….
Well that is a cheerful looking fella. With those dead eyes it was probably only a matter of time before he shot someone. I have seen serial killer mugshots with more charisma. There have allegedly been 40 school shootings this year but you probably only heard about Uvalde mostly because the rest of the school shootings were committed by the wrong sort of perp, like Dead Eyes Harris above.
This story is just about gone 24 hours after it went down and within 48 hours no one will be hearing anything about it, probably not even in St. Louis, but it won’t take long before another disgruntled dead-eyed black kid shoots someone at a school.