Police: Maryland High School On Lockdown, Shots Fired

Henry Rodgers | Capitol Hill Reporter

Great Mills High School in Maryland has been placed on lockdown after a shooting Tuesday morning, police confirmed.

Maryland State Police and ATF special agents announced they are responding to the incident, Fox News reported. The school is located in St. Mary’s County.

Maryland Democratic Gov. Larry Hogan released a statement, minutes after the news broke.

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

Two were people were reportedly shot and both were transported to local hospitals. The alleged shooter was reportedly shot and killed by an armed school resource officer. The school resource officer was not injured.

“Our school resource officer who was stationed inside the school was alerted, he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, during which that engagement he fired a round at the shooter. Simultaneously, the shooter fired a round as well,” a Maryland police official said during a press conference after the shooting.

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The two shot were students at the school, and remain in critical condition. The name of the shooter has not yet been released.

(This post will be updated as more information becomes available.)

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