School Shooting With Multiple Injuries Reported at Great Mills High School in Maryland

March 20, 2018 Updated: March 20, 2018

A school shooting happened on Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in Maryland, leaving at least three people wounded.

The school is located in the town of Great Mills, about 60 miles southeast of Washington.

WJLA reported, citing sources, that at least three people were shot during the shooting.

The school is on lockdown and the incident has been contained, according to St. Mary’s County Public Schools.

“There has been a shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lockdown the event is contained, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene additional information to follow,” reads the full statement from the district.

Jonathan Freese, a student at the high school, told CNN that he was on lockdown in his math class.

Police officers are going through classrooms to clear the school, Freese was told, after which students will be escorted out.

“I’m still a little shaken up,” he said.

A Twitter user, Jonathan, said that he was inside the school.

“I am in Great Mills High School right now and there was a shooting. Police/ Fire Department responded very quickly and I very much appreciate it,” he wrote. “This was a situation that I wish wouldn’t of happened and shouldn’t of happened, but I am safe and hope others are ok.”

Parents are being told to go to the high school in nearby Leonardtown as authorities respond.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms said special agents from Baltimore and Hyattsville said via Twitter that agents are responding to the scene.

“We are closely monitoring the situation at Great Mills High School,” said Gov. Larry Hogan in a statement, reported CBS. “Maryland State Police is in touch with local law enforcement and ready to provide support. Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders.”

Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) also released a statement.

“My prayers are with the students, parents, and teachers,” said Hoyer. “Please follow instruction from local law enforcement responding on the scene.”

The shooting comes just a little more than a month after the Feb. 14 shooting in Parkland, Florida that left 17 students and teachers dead.


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