A St. Charles high school was on lockdown Wednesday after a shooting was reported near campus.
St. Charles County Police Department tweeted at 3:25 p.m. that it was investigating a shooting south of Francis Howell High School. KMOV reported that a male teacher was shot while jogging on a nearby trail, off school property. The teacher didn’t see the shooter, and was conscious and talking to medical workers.
The teacher was shot at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. He passed a man, then heard a shot and felt pain in his chest. The man fired several shots, then fled. The shooter was described as a man in his 30s or 40s wearing a black coat and tan pants.
The high school was on lockdown as of 4:40 p.m. Wednesday while police investigated, the Post-Dispatch reported. The high school had an early dismissal Wednesday, so only students involved in after-school activities were still on campus. Four nearby schools were also put on lockdown.
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President Trump spoke Wednesday at the St. Charles Convention Center about 20 minutes away from the high school. His speech drew large crowds to the St. Charles area.