'We need more than prayers' | Md. Governor responds to school shooting

A student has shot two other students before being wounded himself at a high school in Maryland US

"Gaskill fired at the shooter nearly simultaneously as the shooter fired", Cameron said.

Lexington Park resident Shonita Somerville said she had just dropped off her 11th-grade daughter when she got a call from her saying that there was a shooting in the school.

The sheriff praised the school resource officer, Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill, a six-year veteran in his first year at the high school, for containing the situation in less than a minute.

Rollins was later pronounced dead. Their event, dubbed "March for Our Lives", will take place in several cities across the USA and is expected to turn out large crowds.

"The incident ended there", Cameron said earlier in a live interview with CBS affiliate WUSA-TV. "We still have somebody in critical condition". Around 7:55 a.m., a 16-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old boy were shot in Hallway F.

"He had to cover significant ground", Cameron said of Gaskill's response. At Tuesday's press conference, the sheriff said authorities are investigating whether anything on social media is linked to this attack. "The shooter fired a round as well". Simultaneously the shooter fired a round as well. The county sheriff said parents or guardians should stay away, urging them to go instead to Leonardtown High School to reunite with Great Mills students there.

Last Wednesday, Great Mills students participated in a nationwide "school walkout" on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland shooting.




"The police came and responded really quickly", Freese said. They initially didn't think anything of it, as the vehicles probably were responding to an accident, they figured.

The school shooting was over in seconds.

"She was walking in the hallway and said she heard a gunshot and kids running and crying and police running in with their guns", Somerville said. "I'm so exhausted I'm so exhausted". "And, you know, so he was safe, school kept him, the adults that were there kept him very safe", said Fred Lancaster.

The violence was the latest in a decades-long series of shootings at U.S. schools and colleges, coming a little more than a month after 17 students and faculty were killed in a rampage at a Florida high school.

They have organized an event on Saturday called "March For Our Lives", which is expected to attract large crowds in USA cities, with the main event in Washington.

St. Mary's County Tim Cameron told a news conference Tuesday morning that the shooter and the officer both fired a round and it wasn't known if the officer's bullet killed the suspect. "But we don't have action", said the No. 2 U.S. House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, who represents the area in Congress. The shooting comes just days ahead of the "March for Our Lives" protests for gun control. "Although our pain remains fresh and the facts remain unclear, today's disgusting events should not be an excuse to pause our conversation about school safety". Governor Larry Hogan (R) addressed the situation offering his prayers for the families affected by the act of domestic terrorism, while reminding the American public that prayers are "not enough"; that action will continue to be quintessential in securing changes. "Everything that we trained for is exactly what we did and as a result of that something that could have been much worse was somewhat contained".

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