Maryland high school shooter dies after exchange with officer


A student opened fire at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland on Tuesday morning, critically injuring two other students before he was confronted by a school resource officer, according to the St. Mary's County sheriff's office.

"I was watching the news this morning and it was just, I was just in shock honestly", said Mia Griffiths of St. Mary's College of Maryland. As Gaskill fired at Rollins, Rollins "almost simultaneously" fired his gun, Cameron said.

Emma Gonzalez, a Stoneman Douglas student, tweeted her support Tuesday for her peers at Great Mills.

Since then, a movement led by students from the Florida high school has pushed for increased gun-control measures. Two students were being treated for their injuries - with one in critical condition - and a school resource officer who fired at the gunman was unharmed. A 12-year-old girl was booked for negligent discharge of a firearm in that shooting, which was considered "unintentional", Los Angeles police said.

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Federal agents completed an urgent trace request by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office for the history of the handgun. She also said she had no information about fatalities.

Following the shooting in Great Mills, located about a 90-minute drive southeast of the United States capital Washington, students were evacuated to a nearby school where they were reunited with their parents, Cameron said. Cameron said, adding the officerl "responded exactly how we train our personnel to respond". Hogan said no parent should have to worry when they send their kids to school if they will return safely. "If we see something that makes us feel unsure or uncomfortable, we will say something".

A day after the eruption of gun violence in one of the sleepy community's schools, the few residents who ventured out amid a snowstorm blanketing the East Coast praised a school resource officer who responded inside of 60 seconds and fired off a shot at the attacker.

The news site said the school principal said in a letter to parents that the school and law enforcement assessed the threat and that it "has not been validated at this time".

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St. Mary's County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Scott Smith said "this is our worst fear". It has more than 1,500 students, about 56% of them minority students, and its four-year graduation rate is 91%, according to the school's 2015-16 improvement plan. I don't want to go through something like that again.

U.S. President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association have proposed arming teachers to combat the threat of school shootings, while gun safety advocates have demanded a ban on semiautomatic rifles, among other laws.

It occurred amid a re-energized national debate over school shootings in the United States following an attack on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty. "Instead, it must serve as a call to action", his statement said.

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The Signal has redacted the name of the school due to concern for the safety of the student.