Cousins! Additional and further alarming details have been forwarded surrounding the deadly high school mass shooting in St. Louis, as officials confirmed that the gunman’s mom had the same firearm the teen used to commit the vicious act taken away from him beforehand!
According to CNN news, roughly around a week or so the mother of 19 year old Orlando Harris had alerted officials that her son had a AR-15- style rifle in his possession. It has been stated that on October 15th just 9 days before the school shooting, the teen’s family contacted local police to have the firearm taken away from him. “The mother at the time wanted it out of the house,” said St. Louis Police Commissioner Michael Sack.
Officers responded and determined at that time the suspect was lawfully permitted to possess the firearm,” reads a forwarded statement. “A third party known to the family was contacted and took possession of the firearm so that it would no longer be stored in the home.”
On Wednesday officials confirmed that there was a serial number match and that the exact same firearm was used at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, tragically killing both a 15 year old student Alexandria Bell and 61 year old teacher Jean Kuczka.
Reports read that Orlando’s family had been worried about him and his behavior, they even had him checked into a mental health institution. His family also share that they searched his room, tracked what he received in the mail, and let him know that they loved him. “They made every effort that they felt that they reasonably could,” Sack said. “I think that’s why the mother is so heartbroken over the families that paid for his episode,” explained Sack.
As we previously reported Orlando arrived on the scene Monday morning around 9 am with a long gun to the Arsenal Street and South Kingshighway near Tower Grove Park located School.
Officials reveal that there was a notebook discovered in the vehicle Orlando drove to the school. “The school was the target,” Sack said. “There was a disconnect between him and what he felt was the other school community. He felt isolated and alone.”