Counselors will be at Parkway North High after football game gunshot

Superintendent says what happened "makes us feel angry and sad"

Michael Calhoun
August 26, 2019 - 12:45 am
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WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KMOX) -- Counselors will be on hand at Parkway North High School on Monday morning after a shot was believed fired during a football jamboree on Friday night.

Parkway superintendent Dr. Keith Marty, in a letter to district stakeholders posted to social media on Sunday, writes that he's coodinating on the investigation with superintendents overseeing the seven other high schools involved with the event.

"Our first concern right now is for our students and staff returning to school," he wrote. "District counselors, social workers, and administrators will be at North High and our schools in the North area on Monday morning. We will stay as long as it takes."

Some ran for safety after they heard a gunshot just after 8 p.m. Friday.

Nobody was struck by a bullet or injured.

Marty says any student involved will be disciplined, but asks for help filling in the details on what happened. The number to call with information is 314-415-SAFE.

St. Louis County police are also investigating.

The superintendent closed his letter with a call to "take a stand" against violence.

"I understand and share the real fear and concern that this event brought into our community. We will need your help as we move forward together," Marty wrote.

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