Maryland’s Great Mills High School was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning following a shooting incident in which injuries were reported.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene, which is described as “contained.” FBI and ATF agents are en route.
NBC Washington reports that there were “multiple injuries” and the sheriff’s office is asking parents not to come to the school at this time. Instead, students are being transported to a school in Leonardtown for pickup.
There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lock down the event is contained, the Sheriff's office is on the scene additional information to follow.
Parents/Guardians should go to Leonardtown HS for reunification with GMHS students
— SMCPS_MD (@SMCPS_MD) March 20, 2018
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) responded to news of the shooting, tweeting:
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.
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) March 20, 2018
Maryland instituted the Firearms Safety Act (FSA) in 2013. FSA banned the sale and possession of “high capacity” magazines, banned “assault weapons,” and required would-be purchasers of handguns to submit fingerprints to the state police. Baltimore homicides surged in the wake in the gun controls.
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