MARYLAND — A gunman who shot and wounded two students at Great Mills High School in Maryland was killed Tuesday after engaging an armed school resource officer, an official said. According to media reports the shooter was the only fatality.
A female student was critically injured and a male student was also shot but is in stable condition at a hospital, authorities said.
“Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said.
“The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we’ll be able to determine if our school resource officer’s round struck the shooter.”
Great Mills High School in Maryland was evacuated after a shooting on Tuesday morning and at least three people hurt. Officials said the situation is contained, although there is confusion over the release of information. Parents were advised to go to a neighboring school to reunite with their children.
The FBI attended the scene. The shooting came four days before the national March for Our Lives, a rally for student safety inspired by last month’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida.
The Maryland State Police along with the FBI and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms rushed to the scene assisting with the investigation. The scene at the school which has about 1,600 students and is near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station was said to be “contained.”