Breaking: another school shooting is happening in Maryland, facility on lockdown
Reports just in confirmed that the Great Mills High School is on lockdown after a shooting on school premises.
The St. Mary's Sheriff gave an update on Twitter on March 20, 2018, at 08:38 am and advised parents not to respond to the school, but to report to Leonardtown High School instead.
According to CNN, police officers were dispatched to the high school in Lexington Park, Maryland, and are escorting students to safety.
This follows only 34 days after Nikolas Cruz took the lives of 14 students and three teachers at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14, 2018.
They were rushed to a nearby hospital. One of the injured is said to be the shooter, who was a student at Great Mills High School.
The Bay Net uploaded a live Facebook video from the school soon after the shooting. The post has since been viewed 62,000 times, and comments of supports are pouring in.
Police and ambulance sirens can be heard in the background while the area was being cordoned off. As reported by WJLA, 'a school resource officer took action to end the threat.'
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 County Sheriff's Office (@firstsheriff) March 20, 2018
The FBI and members of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives are heading to the scene but ABC confirmed that the Sheriff's office in Maryland is still leading the investigation.
A media staging area has been set up at Chancellors Run Regional Park and more information will be released as it becomes available.
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 story is still developing, and ABC2News also dispatched a news team to the scene. Reporters from The Bay Net will also give updates throughout the day.
Dee Rivera said on Facebook that seven people were shot, and 'one dead in art hallway,' but this information hasn't been corroborated as yet.
Mario Green said the situation is getting out of control and not enough is being done to minimize the threat, while Wendell McLaughlin reminded viewers that Maryland didn't pass the School Safety Bill.