A shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, left two students injured and the gunman dead.
St. Mary County Sheriff Tim Cameron said a shooter, an unidentified male who was a student at the school, fired at a female student, hitting her and another male student. An armed resource officer then exchanged fire with the shooter.
Hours after all three wounded students were transported to hospitals, the shooter died.
Police said that the female student was in critical condition, and the third student is in stable condition.
ATF and FBI officials responded to the incident, which was reported to the sheriff’s office around 8 a.m.
Jonathan Freese, a student at Great Mills, told CNN he was in his math classroom, waiting for police officers to escort students out of the school.
“I didn’t really expect for this to happen. I do always feel safe, though, because they always have police at the school,” he said.
Great Mills, an unincorporated community, is in the exurbs southeast of Washington, D.C.
Just six days ago, students at the high school had joined a nationwide high-school walkout in the wake of February’s deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
Elected officials were quick to react:
This is a developing story.