WELDON SPRINGS, Mo. (KMOX) – A teacher was shot Wednesday afternoon while jogging on a trail not far from Francis Howell High School.
Capt. David Tiefenbrunn says it happened shortly before 3 p.m.
“He ran across an individual and after they passed him, he heard a gunshot and felt pain in his back and chest area,” Tiefenbrunn says.
The unidentified male teacher was conscious and speaking with first responders when they arrived on-scene.
His condition was not immediately known, but the injuries are believed to be non-life threatening.
A search is on for the person who pulled the trigger. The suspect is described as a man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a black coat and tan pants, armed with a handgun.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
Some schools in the Francis Howell School District are on lockdown as law enforcement investigates a shooting south of the high school.
The district received initial reports of an incident near the Francis Howell High School campus.
“The incident did not occur on school property,” according to a tweet from the St. Charles County Police Department.
Early reports say a male teacher jogging along a trail near the school was shot in the chest.
Several shots were reportedly fired.
The injured teacher is currently in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
This story will be updated as more information is released.