Police investigate the shooting of a teacher near Francis Howell High School.

Teacher shot and wounded while jogging near high school in suburban St. Louis

Nov. 30, 2017
The victim, on the faculty at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo., was treated at a hospital and released.

A  teacher at a high school in suburban St. Louis was shot and wounded Wednesday afternoon while jogging on a trail near the school.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victim, 36, a teacher at Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo., was treated at a hospital and subsequently released.

The teacher, whose identity has not been disclosed, was running on a trail when he passed an unidentified man, police said. Immediately after they crossed paths, the other man fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the teacher.

The teacher was wounded once in the back, St. Charles County Police say. The gunman fled the trail on foot. 

After the shooting, a Good Samaritan who came upon the teacher brought him to the high school, and an ambulance took him to a hospital.

The high school had already ended classes early when the shooting happened, so only students participating in after-school activities were still on campus.

On Thursday morning, classes were back in session at Francis Howell High School, but the campus was on lockdown as a police SWAT team resumed a search of the area for the suspect in the shooting, KMOV-TV reports.

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