There has been another school shooting. This morning, March 20th, a gunman opened fire at Great Mills High School in Maryland. And in the most recent update, it has been confirmed that the shooter is dead and two students have been hospitalized for injuries.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron told CNN that the shooter has been pronounced dead. In a statement, Cameron said that a school resource officer traded fire with the shooter, resulting in the gunman’s injury. The resource officer was unharmed. Cameron stated that the shooter was a male student.
Cameron told NBC Washington that the gunman wounded a female student and a male student. The sheriff said that the female student was in critical condition and the male student was stable.
Cameron said that it’s unclear if the victims had any connection to the shooter.
St. Mary’s County Public School officials tweeted that the shooting has been contained and that parents should pick their students up from nearby Leonardtown High School.
Less than a week ago, on March 14th, students at Great Mills High School participated in National School Walkout Day to call for stricter gun control laws. Survivors of the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida took to social media this morning to express their support for the students affected by the Maryland school shooting.
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by this latest shooting. We’ll be watching this story as it unfolds.