Suspect in custody after student shot near Sumner High School - KMOV.com

Suspect in custody after student shot near Sumner High School

(KMOV) -- St. Louis police have arrested an 18-year-old suspect after a student was shot outside Sumner High School.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. Monday in the 4200 block of Cottage in north St. Louis.

According to the school district, a 17-year-old student was shot outside the school 45 minutes after school let out for the day.

Police told News 4 that the student ran inside the school seeking help after being shot.

The school told News 4 the football player was shot in the upper buttocks area. The school also told News 4 that personnel inside, including a security officer heard the shooting ran outside and helped the injured student.

One of his teammates said he was released from the hospital and is recovering from his injury.

Police said the suspect knows the victim. The suspect's name has not been released yet. More information will be released if the suspect is charged.

The district restricted traffic in front of the school Tuesday morning. Only staff could drive their cars onto the street in front of Sumner and the gates lock between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Louis public schools have their own security force made up of about 126 officers district wide.

The school is not releasing details on how many guards are on watch at Sumner for security reasons.

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