There are reports that several people were injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, on Tuesday morning. Police say the school is on lockdown but the scene is “contained.”
The sheriff said three people, including the shooter, are in critical condition and have been transported to area hospitals. The school resource officer reportedly engaged the suspect quickly.
School officials are telling parents/guardians to go to Leonardtown High School for reunification with their GMHS students.
The shooting comes four days before the National March for Our Lives protests that will be held on March 25. It comes days after students at Great Mills High School participated in the National School Walkout last week to call for stricter gun laws.
Reaction on Twitter:
UPDATE: Great Mills High School "Someone put a gun against their head", according to Jonathan Freese, a student at the school. School has been on lockdown for 30 minutes.
Several people have been shot. 1 individual is reported dead (could be more).
— Ed Krassenstein 💎 (@EdKrassen) March 20, 2018
A fifth #Austin package bomb explodes at FedEx
ANOTHER school shooting at Great Mills High School in #Maryland
Our President is scrambling to cover up his affair with a porn star & Russia
If America is truly the world’s leader, the world might be in trouble…
— UnsilentMajority 🌹 (@The_UnSilent_) March 20, 2018
Less than a WEEK ago Great Mills High School students walked out with us to protest gun violence…now they’re experiencing it for themselves. The state of our country is disgusting – I’m so sorry, Great Mills.
— Jaclyn Corin (@JaclynCorin) March 20, 2018