Comptroller Darlene Green’s Statement Regarding Shooting at Central VPA High School

Today's Shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School

October 24, 2022 | 2 min reading time

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"I am saddened to learn about today’s school shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the families, students, and staff members. I am grateful for the quick response and the effective measures utilized by our first responders and school security.

"Gun violence in our city and across our nation happens far too often and must stop! This incident heightens not only the urgent need for an immediate plan to improve public safety, but also the need for all schools across our city to review, develop, and enact, their own safety measures for the sake of our students and community."


Comptroller Darlene Green is the chief fiscal officer of the City of St. Louis and is charged with safeguarding the city’s credit rating and with protecting taxpayer dollars. Visit to learn more about the Office of the Comptroller.

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