Approximately 100 students and staff were locked inside Parkway South High School as a swat team searched the woods behind the campus for a suicidal 19-year-old with a shotgun.
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The agency recently used money from the Department of Homeland Security to purchase two new vehicles worth a total of $600,000.
A grant from the Department of Homeland Security has allowed the St. Louis County Police Department to equip its Tactical Operations Unit with a new specialized equipment truck and an armored vehicle. (For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The two vehicles will help the unit’s SWAT team be able to respond more effectively and efficiently to various kinds of threats, from “active shooters” to a biological terrorist attack. Bureau of Patrol Support Commander Capt. John Belmar said the $240,000 equipment truck and $360,000 armored vehicle were paid for entirely by the grant, but the money was not easy to come by. “We were pretty stoked about it,” he said. “It is a lot of hard work to not only apply for [the grant] …