A Tragic Shooting In a St. Louis School Shows Police Working Quickly To Subdue the Suspect, But What More Is Needed?

by Oct 25, 2022Police Department0 comments

Law enforcement veteran Michael Letts speaks today about the tragic shooting, the quick response time by the police, and what can be done to prevent active shooter events in the future.

Another tragic school shooting has taken place in St. Louis this week, but this time, the police had a much quicker response.

A former student managed to break into a St. Louis high school and open fired, killing a teacher and a teenage girl and injuring several others. However, police responded quickly to the matter, killing the suspect before he could hurt anyone else.

St. Louis police chief Michael Sack noted that the motive of the 19-year old shooter is still under investigation, but “there’s suspicious that there may be some mental illness that he’s experiencing.”

Many noted the quick response by the police in an effort to keep others safe following the initial attack, but some are questioning if the continuous trend of innocents being hurt in schools will ever come to an end.

With us now is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. Letts currently serves as president, founder and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise should prove useful in this matter.

Q&A:

  1. What do you think about the St. Louis police department’s quick response time to the active shooter event?
  2. Is it troublesome to learn that the shooter was only 19 years old? This seems to be the second shooting in the past week that has involved a young suspect.
  3. Do you think police as a whole are stepping up more in the face of what occurred in Uvalde several months ago?
  4. What do you believe could be done to prevent active shooter events such as this from taking place in schools? More police patrols? Constitutional-carry citizens?
  5. You’ve spoken in the past about the need to get more police on the streets with rising criminal activity in several states. If you had the chance to draft some sort of bill to help officers to keep people safe, how would you go about it?
  6. Tell us more about InVest USA, and how it’s helping police officers, especially in their time of need. We believe you’re interested in donating some vests to the police in Bristol, correct?
  7. Where can we learn more about In-Vest USA, and how people can contribute to the group?

a. You can visit the official website at http://www.investusa.org.

About Michael Letts:

Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.