Shooter injures two schoolmates in Maryland, dies after exchange of fire

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Just last month, the St. Mary's County sheriff's office said it arrested two teenage boys for "threats of mass violence" and a 39-year-old man on related charges after the teens made threats about a potential school shooting at Leonardtown High School. Cameron said Rollins had a previous relationship with the injured female.The shooting occurred at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland at about 8 a.m. local time, before classes began.

A student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school before a campus security officer ended the attack by wounding the shooter yesterday morning.

The shooter died and his two victims are seriously ill hospital following the early morning bloodbath today at Great Mills High School in Maryland, US.

If authorities confirm Gaskill fired the fatal shot, it may be the only known instance in which a school resource officer, or SRO, typically a law enforcement member assigned to a school, killed a student gunman during a shooting.

Under the banner #ENOUGH, tens of thousands of U.S. high school students walked out of classrooms around the country on March 14 to protest gun violence. The school has held drills in the past for what to do in case of a school shooting.

The officer was not harmed, Cameron said. When we asked her what that was like, she said, "Panic". "We can not allow the cries of survivors and students to be drowned out by the gun lobby", he said.

"This [Great Mills High School] armed school resource officer, you're not hearing anyone in #MSM talk about it because it disrupts their narrative", NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch saidin one of several tweets Tuesday. And my teacher went out and said that there was somebody on the floor. They were told to report to Leonardtown High School where the district bussed students to be reunited with their loved ones.

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A USA high school is in lockdown following a shooting, the local school district says in a statement, but the incident has since been "contained".

All three students are in critical condition, but the officer was not injured, according to NBC Washington.

"In the hours to come, in the days to come, through detailed investigation, we will be able to determine if our school resource officer's round struck the shooter", he said.

"He responded exactly as we train our personnel to respond", Sheriff Cameron said. "Innocent people are dying because of the easy access to firearms in this country", said one student.

"We've got to take action", Hogan said.

She added, "We are resolved to provide all the support and comfort we can to our colleagues and neighbors in the Great Mills community while we work together towards a day when no school community ever has to experience this type of tragedy". Police said they obtained a search warrant that led to them finding semi-automatic rifles, handguns and other weapons, along with ammunition.

Gaskill responded to the scene in less than a minute, the sheriff said.