At least 3 hurt in Maryland high school shooting
The FBI and ATF responding to shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland.
A gunman who shot and injured two students at Great Mills High School in Maryland was killed Tuesday after the involvement of an armed school resource officer, an official said.
The shooter was the only fatality. A female student was seriously injured and a male student was also shot but is in stable condition at a hospital, authorities said.
There is a Shooting at Great Mills high School. The school is on lock, the event is recorded, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene with additional information to follow.
Parents/Guardians should go to Leonardtown HS for the reunion with GMHS students
— SMCPS_MD (@SMCPS_MD) 20 March 2018
“Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, that the shooter fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “The shooter fired a round. In the hours and days to come, we will be able to determine whether our school resource officer round struck the shooter.”
The resource officer, who is not immediately identified, was not injured.
A shooting reported Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in Maryland.
Previously, the school was placed on lockdown and students were evacuated to Leonardtown High School united with their parents.
The incident was recorded and the police were on the scene, the school said on its website. Maryland State Police also told Fox News they were responding to the incident. The FBI and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms are on the scene helping with the investigation.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted Tuesday his office was “monitoring closely the situation at Great Mills high School.”
We are closely monitoring the situation at Great Mills high School. @MDSP is in contact with the local police, and ready to offer support. Our prayers are with the students, school personnel, and first responders.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) 20 March 2018
“Maryland State Police is in contact with the local police, and ready to offer support. Our prayers are with the students, the staff of the school, and the first reactions of” Hogan wrote.
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., was on the way to the high school, which is in his district, Fox News has learned.
Terrence Rhames, 18 years old, a student at the school, told the Baltimore Sun he was with friends before the class began when he heard a shot. He said that he began to turn and believed he saw a girl fall into the near.
“I thank God, I am safe,” Rhames said. “I just want to know who did it and who got injured.
Jake Fury, the principal of the school, parents told last month that the school had investigated a threat of a possible shooting and found that they were “not substantiated.” Fury told the parents that the school officials interviewed two students in February who were heard mention of a shooting at a school and found that she posed no threat. His letter was posted on the local news site of The Bay Just.
However, Fury said that the school still increased the security after the social media posts about a possible shooting at a school “spread is quite extensive.”
The school is located about 60 miles from Washington, D. C.
The incident comes more than a month after the shooting at a school in marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Fla. That massacre, carried out by a former student, left 17 people dead. The shooting also comes days before nearly 500,000 people were expected to march Saturday in Washington, D. C. to protest against gun violence and push for control of the law.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.