Law enforcement sources tell Black Westchester that at least three people have been injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Tuesday morning.
A message on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools website says that the school is on lockdown and that “the event is contained” and “the scene is no longer active” after the shooting, which was first reported at about 8:45 a.m.
“There has been a shooting at Great Mills High School,” the school district said in a statement on its website. “The school is on lock down (and) the event is contained. The Sheriff’s office is on the scene, additional information to follow.”
Cpl. Julie Yingling, of the county sheriff’s office, said that the scene is “no longer active.” The sheriff’s office also said that parents should head to the auditorium at Leonardtown High School, not Great Mills High School, to be reunited with their children.
All other county schools are maintaining their daily schedules, the school system said.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms said special agents from Baltimore and Hyattsville were en route to the scene. Gov. Larry Hogan State Police were ready to provide support and that his own office was monitoring the situation.
Gov. Larry Hogan said he is monitoring the situation.
“Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders,” he said.
NBC Washington and The Washington Post report that Great Mills has 1,600 students.
The school is located about 60 miles from Washington, D.C.
The incident comes more than a month after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. That massacre, carried out by a former student, left 17 people dead. The shooting also comes days before some 500,000 people were expected to march Saturday in Washington, D.C. to protest gun violence and honor those killed in the Parkland massacre.
An excerpt from a Facebook Live video shows the scene.
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