After a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland this morning, the whole school was put on an emergency lock down. Jonathan Freese, a student at Great Mills, told CNN that he and his classmates were told to remain inside their math class while police went room to room and cleared each one. Only after that were the students and staff allowed to leave.
Last week, the students at Great Mills High School participated in a walk out to protest the unacceptable proliferation of school violence in America, and to support victims of the the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
According to CNN, this is the 17th school shooting this year.
the bell hasn’t even rung for 1st and the whole great mills is on lockdown
— JOAN (@MELANINROE) March 20, 2018
— Mike Valerio (@MikevWUSA) March 20, 2018
Breaking: A shooting investigation is underway at a high school in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Multiple injuries have been reported. Stay with News4 for more developing details. https://t.co/D40xivrmjE
— NBCWashington (@nbcwashington) March 20, 2018
There has been an incident at Great Mills High School. Parents please DO NOT respond to the school. Report to Leonardtown High School
— St. Mary's Sheriff (@firstsheriff) March 20, 2018
Jonathan Freese, a student at Great Mills High School, says he's currently on lockdown inside his math class. https://t.co/kHK10M95df
— Meg Wagner (@megwagner) March 20, 2018