Atleast 3 people reportedly shot at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County is on lockdown after a shooting there Tuesday morning, the school district confirmed.
“There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lock down the event is contained, the Sheriff’s office is on the scene additional information to follow,” St. Mary’s County Public Schools wrote on its website.
State police spokesman Ron Snyder said troopers were responding to Great Mills High School on Tuesday morning for reports of a shooting. He did not immediately have additional information.
The county sheriff’s office urged parents to report to Leonardtown High School.
“There has been an incident at Great Mills High School,” the department tweeted. “Parents please DO NOT respond to the school.”
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Information about any injuries or the person who fired shots was not immediately available.
The incident comes just over a month after a deadly rampage in a Florida high school. Seventeen people died in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, catalyzing a national conversation about gun violence in schools.
This weekend, thousands of students are expected to flood Washington for the “March for Our Lives,” a nationwide protest to demand an end to mass shooting in schools.