Here’s the press conference held by St. Mary’s County, Maryland Sheriff Tim Cameron with the latest on this morning’s Great Mills High School shooting.
BREAKING: Gunman in Maryland high school shooting is dead, police say. https://t.co/ZoL8qkCMsE
• Female student in critical condition
• Male student in stable condition
• School resource officer engaged the gunman, per police pic.twitter.com/HEBVHJZhhV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 20, 2018
After shooting one male and one female student, an armed school resource officer on duty did something no one in Parkland, Florida was willing to do. He opened fire at the shooter.
The suspect, believed to be a student, is dead after a shooting Tuesday morning at a high school in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, that has left a girl in critical condition and a boy in stable condition, according to authorities.
The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office says it happened at Great Mills High School and that police are on the scene. ABC7’s Brad Bell said sources tell him the shooter was a student, as were the two victims. Bell says a school resource officer took action to end the threat and authorities confirmed the incident has been contained.
There’s no way to know how many more students might have been injured or killed had Great Hills been an entirely gun-free zone. Fortunately, we won’t have to find out.
Meanwhile, we’re sure that Broward Count Sheriff Scott Israel, exercising more of his amazing leadership, is hard at work analyzing the Maryland response for future training purposes.
Our friend Shannon Watts was characteristically quick to jump on the opportunity, claiming that NRA spokesman Dana Loesch was politicizing the shooting. Pot…kettle…
Shannon’s must be under the mistaken impression that armed resource officers are only there to sweep floors and hurry students along to class. She hasn’t yet addressed the fact that this morning’s violence was stopped by…wait for it…a good guy with a gun. One who was there, in a school, just in case the worst happened.
She’ll probably get right on that.