Two students are confirmed injured and the suspect dead after a shooting at Great Mills HS in Maryland, which placed the school on lockdown. We have more details here.
There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lock down the event is contained, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene additional information to follow,” reads the announcement from St. Mary’s County Public Schools. The St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that, “There has been an incident at Great Mills High School. Parents please DO NOT respond to the school. Report to Leonardtown High School”
UPDATE 2: Sheriff Tim Cameron said in a press conference at 11:30am ET that the student gunman has been confirmed dead. The male victim is currently in stable condition; the female student remains in critical condition.
UPDATE 1: St. Mary’s County Sheriff Cameron confirmed that a student, who has not been publicly identified, pulled a gun out at Great Mills High School in Maryland and shot two of their fellow classmates. The gunman entered the high school at the beginning of the school day, around 8:00am, and shot a female student in the hallway. A male student was also shot. Their identities are being kept private at this time. It’s unclear if the students know each other.
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The shooter exchanged fire with a school resource officer on campus and was ultimately wounded, according to Sheriff Cameron, who did not say if the student was shot. All three students are in critical condition. The SRO was not injured. “You train to respond to this and you hope that you never ever have to,” he told NBC Washington. “This is the realization of your worst nightmare — that, in a school, that our children could be attacked. And so as quickly … as that SRO responded and engaged, there’s grievous injuries to two students.