Tuesday morning media reports circulated that a shooting investigation is underway at a high school in St. Mary’s County, Maryland:
A shooting investigation is underway at a high school in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, the sheriff’s office confirms.
The shooting happened Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. Multiple injuries have been reported.
A Twitter post from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office asked parents not to report to the school due to the incident, but to go to a high school in nearby Leonardtown instead. The school is on lockdown, and the incident has been contained, St. Mary’s County Public Schools says. Parents of students at Great Mills High School are being told to report to Leonardtown High School to receive information or pick up their child.
Great Mills is about an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C. The shooting comes less than a week before the national March for Our Lives rally for student safety. The march was inspired by February’s massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida that left 17 people dead.