The connection between United States Schools and guns don’t seem to stop as in a recent attack multiple people were shot as a 17-year-old boy opened fire at a Maryland high school on Tuesday.
The shootings took place at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s county and lasted less than a minute. It is situated 70 miles far from south of Washington.
The incident occurred amid a national debate over school shootings in the United States.
The sheriff’s office confirmed the incident and urged parents in a Twitter post not to approach the campus.
The shootings have come days after the US President proposed a plan to tighten gun laws.
A student said that he had been lockdown with classmates for nearly an hour but he did not hear the gunshots himself.
A 16-year-old girl was taken to another hospital after being hurt with life threatening injuries while a 14-year-old boy was also struck by gunfire. He is in a safe condition in a hospital.
The county sheriff said,” The student who injured fellow students died after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer.”
The shooter had used handgun, he was confirmed dead at 10.41 am local time after being taken to a hospital. The officer remained unharmed. Police are investigating the case.
The Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said he was monitoring events at the school. In a statement, he said.”Our prayers are with students, school personnel, and first responders.”
Earlier an attack took place in Florida killing 17 students and school staffs on February 14 and recently a teacher mistakenly fired a gun in a classroom in California.