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School shooter in St. Louis left handwritten note and took 600 rounds of ammo with him

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Orlando Harris, 19, was identified as the school shooter in St. Louis at a high school. He killed two people and left a handwritten note.

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The shooting happened at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. On top of two people being killed, seven others suffered injuries.

Harris was shot and killed by police after he started the shooting.

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Harris arrived at the building and went inside with just one weapon, an AR-15 rifle. In addition to his one weapon were 600 rounds of ammo according to My Twin Tiers.

He had seven magazines of ammo on a chest rig he was wearing plus eight magazines in a bag he carried with him.

Harris is said to have not entered the school through a checkpoint and within minutes of being told, police arrived on scene.

Security officers at the high school weren’t armed.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were recently trained on what to do during active shooter situations. Police did exactly what they were trained to do.

Harris graduated from the high school he committed the shooting at and had no prior criminal history. His motive hasn’t been revealed, but he did leave a handwritten note.

“I don’t have any friends,” Harris wrote. “I don’t have a family. I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’ve never had a social life. I have been an isolated loner my entire life. This was the perfect storm for a mass shooter.”

The note was found in Harris’ car.

Victims of the school shooting

Those killed were identified as Alexandria Bell, a tenth grader and Jean Kuczka, a 61 year old physical education teacher.

All of the injured individuals were between 15 and 16 years old. They’re in stable condition. Four suffered gunshot or graze wounds, two had bruises, and one had a broken ankle from jumping out of a third story window.

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