Two injured in Maryland high school shooting, gunman dead
The incident unfolded on Tuesday morning, when a student walked into Great Mills High School and shot a female student in the hallway, according to St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron. A male student was also hit by a bullet.
The shooter was wounded after exchanging fire with a school resource officer on campus. All three students are in critical condition, but the officer was not injured, according to NBC Washington. It is not clear if the gunman was shot by the school resource officer, or if it was self-inflicted, police said in a press briefing on Tuesday.
Victims are being treated at Medstar St. Mary's Hospital, according to CBS News.
There has been an incident at Great Mills High School. Parents please DO NOT respond to the school. Report to Leonardtown High School— St. Mary's Sheriff (@firstsheriff) March 20, 2018
Footage posted online from the scene shows multiple police vehicles with their lights on, in the parking lot of the school. Sirens can also be heard in the background.
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.— SMCPS_MD (@SMCPS_MD) March 20, 2018
Parents/Guardians should go to Leonardtown HS for reunification with GMHS students
A spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office said its agents were deployed to the scene.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan tweeted that he is "closely monitoring the situation," adding that "our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders."
President Donald Trump was made aware of the incident and the White House is monitoring the situation, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News.
Great Mills High School is located about 60 miles southeast of Washington DC in St. Mary's County, and is home to around 1,600 students.
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It comes just four days before the national March for Our Lives, a rally for student safety which was organized after last month's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.