A high school in Maryland was put on lockdown following a shooting this morning in which several injuries were reported.
St. Mary’s County Public Schools confirmed the shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD on Twitter on Tuesday morning, but said the scene had been contained.
“There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School,” the tweet said. “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.”
UPDATE: Great Mills High School in Maryland is on lock down after a reported school shooting.
• Sheriff’s office is on the scene
• School says the “event is contained”
• ATF officials are responding to the shooting. pic.twitter.com/xFnVjZSA78
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) March 20, 2018
Law enforcement is still on the scene and investigating the shooting, and local media reported the multiple injuries.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that there had been a shooting at the school and directed parents not to go to the campus.
“There has been an incident at Great Mills High School. Parents please DO NOT respond to the school,” the tweets reads. “Report to Leonardtown High 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
According to CNN, there have been at least 14 school shootings in 2018 prior to today’s shooting in Maryland.
The shooting took place around a month after the deadly Parkland, FL school shooting that killed 17 people and sparked a national student movement demanding gun law reforms and an end to gun violence.