Update, 1:30 p.m. EST: In a press conference, Gov. Larry Hogan thanked the first responders and law enforcement officials who responded to the attack, but said that “we need more than prayers.” The Republican governor emphasized the need to take action, although it was not exactly clear what kind of action he was referring to.
Last month, Hogan expressed his support for legislation to ban bump stocks and trigger cranks. He also said that he was against President Donald Trump’s calls to arm teachers.
Gov. Hogan on this morning's shooting at a Maryland high school: "We need more than prayers…We've got to take action." https://t.co/SNDjO6eBoL pic.twitter.com/IwJxE2WCmh
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) March 20, 2018
Update, 11:30 a.m. EST: The suspected shooter in the Great Mills High School attack has died, the sheriff’s office confirmed.
“When the shooting took place, our school resource officer who was stationed inside the school, was alerted to the event and the shots being fired,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron told reporters. “He pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, during which that engagement he fired a round at the shooter. Simultaneously the shooter fired a round as well. In the hours to come, and the days to come, through detailed investigation, we will be able to determine if our school resource officer’s rounds struck the shooter.”
BREAKING: Officials update on shooting at Great Mills High school in Maryland
• 10:41 am – male shooter confirmed deceased
• Shooter fired round, wounding female student & another male student
• male victim in stable condition, female victim in "critical condition" pic.twitter.com/ZZ3p5G2OSM
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 20, 2018
A shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland has injured three people, including a suspected shooter, Tuesday morning, according to multiple news outlets, citing the local sheriff’s department.
“The school is on lock down the event is contained, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene additional information to follow,” read a statement on the St. Mary’s County Public Schools website.
The county sheriff’s office requested parents avoid reporting to the school.
There has been an incident at Great Mills High School. Parents please DO NOT respond to the school. Report to Leonardtown High School
— St. Mary's Sheriff (@firstsheriff) March 20, 2018
Here’s a look from the scene outside Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, which is currently on lockdown after a shooting at the school, St. Mary's County Public Schools says https://t.co/O0tm9C2l8X pic.twitter.com/2dJ05pghF6
— CNN (@CNN) March 20, 2018
The shooting comes just days ahead of this weekend’s March for Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C. and around the country to demand action on gun control in response to the Parkland, Florida, school shooting last month. Emma González, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas who has attracted national attention for her impassioned calls for gun control, tweeted her support for the students at the Maryland high school:
We are Here for you, students of Great Mills 💗 together we can stop this from ever happening again https://t.co/bkzL1FcVgu
— Emma González (@Emma4Change) March 20, 2018
This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.