Classes resume at site of St. Louis school shooting


by staff

Posted on January 22, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 1:00 PM

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ST. LOUIS -- Classes are back in session at Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis, the site of a shooting last week.

Part-time student Sean Johnson is accused of walking into the business school on Jan. 15 and shooting the financial aid director in a dispute over aid, then shooting himself. Both men survived.

No one else was hurt but the gunfire led to a chaotic scene as more than three dozen students scrambled to safety. Police arrived within a minute of the call and helped get everyone out.

School president Cynthia Musterman has praised the quick actions of St. Louis officers.

Police on Monday said the gun used in the attack, a Kel-Tec PF9 9mm, had been stolen in 2011.

The gun was purchased at a gun company in St. Ann, Missouri on March 2, 2011, by an individual who lives in St. John with no criminal history. The individual who purchased the gun was the victim of a burglary in November, 2011 wherein four firearms were reported stolen.

Johnson was charged with first-degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a defaced firearm.

Associated Press contributed to this report.