Three students including a gunman were injured after a shooting in a hallway at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
The three are said to be in critical condition. The shooter was a student at the school, according to officials.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said the shooting occurred shortly after classes began around 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
Cameron said a male and female student were shot by a gunman, who was also a student at the school. He said the Sheriff’s Office is not identifying the gunman at this point.
“As soon as the shots were fired, the SRO was notified by staff and students and quickly engaged the shooter,” Cameron said. It was not immediately clear how the gunman was shot. The school resource officer was not injured, the sheriff said.
The school was placed on lock down as the situation unfolded.
Cameron said the school resource officer exchanged gunfire with the shooter and the situation quickly came to an end.