Crime

Killer Opens Fire in High School. Armed School Resource Officer Fires Back and Stops Him

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Americans began their day with reports of another school shooting.

The incident occurred early in the morning, just after classes had begun. This time, though, as the ATF and FBI were mobilizing their response, word spread that the suspected gunman was met by armed resistance. The school’s resource officer had taken him down.

The shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland began around 8:15am. The shooter was wounded and apprehended. He appears to have targeted a female student. She was shot. Another male student was hit by gunfire. The extent of their injuries is unknown, though all three are reported to be in critical condition. The motive for the shooting is still unclear.

St Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron confirmed that the school resource officer got into a shootout with the suspect and injured him. The officer was not injured in the exchange.

“You train to respond to this and you hope that you never ever have to,” Cameron said. “This is the realization of your worst nightmare — that, in a school, that our children could be attacked. And so as quickly … as that SRO responded and engaged, there’s grievous injuries to two students.”

“Now begins the second phase of this operation and that’s the background and the investigation and the attempt for the school to return to normal, so to speak.”

“I’m still a little shaken up. I didn’t think it would happen,” Freese told CNN.

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