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Multiple Injuries Reported in Shooting at St. Mary's Co. High School

"Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders," Gov. Larry Hogan said

Multiple people were injured in a shooting at a high school in southeast Maryland Tuesday morning, the St. Mary’s County sheriff’s office confirmed.

The school was locked down and the incident was contained, according to the the website of Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. The school didn't give further information.

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Some of the injuries were critical, sheriff's officials said. It's not clear how many people were injured at the school about 60 miles southeast of Washington, D.C. Deputies were called to the school just before 8 a.m. 

A Twitter post from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office asked parents not to report to the school due to the incident, but to go to a high school in nearby Leonardtown instead. 

Agents of the were Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were traveling to the school to assist with the investigation.  

Parents of students at Great Mills High School are being told to report to Leonardtown High School to receive information.

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said in a tweet Tuesday that he is "closely monitoring the situation."

"Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders," Hogan said. 

 

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