Three students, including the shooter, are in critical condition after a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County in Maryland, according to the sheriff’s office.
A male student fired at a female student in a hallway Tuesday morning, St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron confirmed. Another male student was also hit in the shooting.
An armed school resources officer reacted and exchanged shots with the shooter, Sheriff Cameron added.
The students involved were a freshman and a senior.
Officials said the shooter, the female and male students are currently in critical condition. MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital, located about 15 minutes away from the school is treating the two students. The shooter was taken to a different hospital.
Two witnesses, who do not attend the school, told WUSA9’s Mike Valerio that they were on a school bus leaving the high school parking lot when they saw students just running out of the building.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office is asking parents to stay away from Great Mills High School. They should report to Leonardtown High School. Students will be taken there. Leonardtown High School said they are aware of the situation and students are safe.
Maryland State police and the ATF said they are helping St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office in the investigation.
Governor Larry Hogan tweeted out a statement Tuesday morning regarding the shooting.
Great Mills High School is located about 70 miles from Washington, D.C.
The sheriff’s office is expected to give an update on the shooting at 11 a.m.