Hundreds of people marched in support of gun control in St. Louis' Central Vision and Performing Arts High School.
On October 24, 2022, a former student of the CVPA entered the school and shot and killed two people. The suspect, who was 19 years old, had reportedly suffered from mental health issues. His family had called the police to confiscate his gun.
Following the shooting, Michael Sack, the interim police commissioner, stated that the suspect's family made every effort to intervene. They also tried to get his gun taken away.
The 19-year-old’s family also committed him for mental health treatment.
According to CNN, the suspect's family would often search his room to make sure that he was receiving the proper medical attention. They were also in touch with the providers of his care.
Despite the family's efforts, the shooting still happened. On November 6, a large crowd marched in support of stricter gun laws.
One of the most common gun controls that are being sought is a red flag law, which would allow authorities to take away a suspect's gun if they believe that he or she has a mental health issue.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on BREITBART.