At Least 7 Injured in Maryland High School Shooting: Report

Another school shooting has been reported at Great Mills High School in Maryland, WJLA reports, with several people reportedly shot and injured.

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

Police are asking that parents not go to the school and instead pick their kids up at a nearby auditorium.

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.”

Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer sent out a tweet praying for students and urging them to follow instructions carefully to ensure their safety.

“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.

A student identified as Jonathan Freese said he heard the shots fired in the “art hallway.”

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

He heard that at least seven people had been injured.

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