WATCH: School Resource Officer Fired at Maryland High School Shooter Who Was Fatally Shot

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Two students at a Great Mills High School, a Maryland high school were shot Tuesday after a classmate opened fire in the hallway just before the start of classes at 8 a.m. ET when the shooter walked into the 1,600-student school and fired a round at a female and male student.

The S.R.O. (school resource officer) was immediately alerted to the gunfire and “quickly” confronted the gunman. The officer fired “at least a round at the shooter, and I believe the shooter also fired a round,” County Sheriff Tim Cameron said, adding, “This is your worst nightmare.”

The gunman was fatally shot. The female victim was hospitalized and listed in critical condition. The male victim was critically injured but stable. The officer was not wounded.

All high schools in the Great Mills school county area are staffed with an armed deputy sheriff who works as a school resource officer.


Students at Great Mills High School participated in last week’s National School Walkout that called for gun control after the shooting of  17 at Florida’s Parkland shooting.

Response on social media shot out from both sides. Emma González, a Parkland senior and gun control activist, tweeted to Great Mills students on Tuesday morning.

While Alana Mastrangelo, a gun rights activist and NRA member voiced support for school resource officers.


The Trump administration has proposed funding firearms training for school personnel.