Quantcast
Connect with us

Three confirmed injured after school shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland

Published

on

Several people have reportedly been shot at another school shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland, WJLA reported. There is a confirmed report from law enforcement that the shooter was also injured and taken to a local hospital.

While the sheriff’s office is on the scene and the event is contained, the school is still in lockdown.

Police are also asking that parents not go to the school and instead pick them up at another school about 15 miles away.

ADVERTISEMENT

NBC Washington confirmed multiple injuries have been reported.

The shooting took place just four days prior to the March for Our Lives, a national march to end gun violence plaguing schools. Great Mills High School is just 67 miles from the White House.

“I am in Great Mills HS,” tweeted Mollie Davis. “My school is on a very real lockdown threat and there’s already someone possibly dead. Please pray for us.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Another student begged to be helped out.

Rep Steny Hoyer (D-MD) sent out a tweet praying for students and urging them to follow instructions carefully to ensure their safety.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I’m closely monitoring reports of an incident at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County. My prayers are with the students, parents, and teachers. Please follow instruction from local law enforcement responding on the scene,” he said.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

A student identified as Jonathan Freese said that he didn’t hear the shots fired but that he was told in the “art hallway.”

“The police responded really quickly,” he told CNN. He also said that they had rehearsed this a few times and that there were “really well trained” police in their school.

Police report three people with critical injuries have been transported to hospital, that has been confirmed by Fox5.

ADVERTISEMENT

Another student named Shavon told Fox5 that she was running late for school and once she pulled into her parking spot at the school the police arrived. She was told by friends that there was a school shooting right outside of her first period classroom, which was inside the building.

ADVERTISEMENT

A different student, who appeared to be a senior, noted that she began high school with a lockdown and is ending her school experience with a lockdown. She was referencing a 2014 threat called into the school that proved to be false.

Dessani described to Fox5 walking to her class with friends when she saw people running toward her with terror in their eyes. She described “a couple” of “poppers.” She noted that she looked back and thought she saw the gunman who she identified as a male. She was told by security to go back into the school, but she said it was obvious they weren’t sure what was happening. She said that about 15 students refused to go back inside, either because they saw something or they knew something.

She said that there is at least one police officer each day and a few armed guards. The school population is approximately 1,600 students.

ADVERTISEMENT

Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) offered thoughts and prayers.

Parkland, Florida students, as well as others, have been tweeting about the incident and demanding politicians take action to protect students.

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch a live feed below:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

WATCH: New Zealand prime minister unfazed as quake hits during an interview

Published

on

A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.

The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a depth of about 52 kilometres (32 miles) near Levin, about 90 kilometres north of Wellington, the US Geological Survey said.

St John Ambulance and New Zealand Police both said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. There was no tsunami warning.

But there was sustained shaking in Wellington, where Ardern was being interviewed on breakfast television from parliament's Beehive building, which is designed to absorb seismic forces by swaying slightly on its foundations.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

US farmers are starting to worry as crop prices dip during COVID-19 crisis: ‘It’s kind of glum’

Published

on

Dave Burrier steered his tractor through a field, following a GPS map as he tried to plant as much corn as possible amid the yellow and green rye covering the ground.

Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China.

"We've had so much price erosion that we're basically at below the cost of production. We've got to figure out how to manage and turn a profit," Burrier told AFP.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

‘It’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months’: Trump makes excuses for golfing during coronavirus pandemic

Published

on

President Donald Trump was blasted on Sunday for playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic economic recession and after proclaiming churches "essential."

Instead of joining his voters sitting in the pews, Trump went for the links, which drew criticisms for the hypocrisy.

"Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!" tweeted Trump.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image