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Sheriff says the shooter at a Maryland high school has died


UPDATE: (10:35 a.m.) GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) -  A sheriff says the shooter at a Maryland high school has died after a school resource officer fired at him.

St. Mary's County Tim Cameron told a news conference Tuesday morning that the shooter and the officer both fired a round and it wasn't known if the officer's bullet killed the suspect.

Cameron says a female student and a male student were also wounded in the shooting in a hallway at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland. 

UPDATE: (9:45 a.m) GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - The principal at the Maryland high school where there was a shooting Tuesday morning told parents last month that the school had investigated threats of a possible shooting and found they were "not substantiated."

Great Mills High School Principal Jake Heibel told parents that school officials interviewed two students in February who were overheard mentioning a school shooting and found that they posed no threat. His letter was posted on the local news site The Bay Net.

But Heibel said the school still increased its security after social media posts about a possible school shooting "circulated quite extensively."

St. Mary's County Sheriff's spokeswoman Cpl. Julie Yingling says three people, including the shooter, were injured in Tuesday's shooting.

UPDATE (8:35 a.m) GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - A sheriff's spokeswoman says injuries have been reported after a shooting at a high school in southern Maryland.

St. Mary's County sheriff's spokeswoman Cpl. Julie Yingling says there are injuries Tuesday at Great Mills High School but she didn't know how many or the severity of the injuries. She also said she had no information about fatalities.

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were headed to the scene. The county sheriff said deputies are on the scene and that parents or guardians should stay away, going instead to Leonardtown High School to reunite with Great Mills students there.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Rep. Steny Hoyer tweeted that they're monitoring reports and urged people to follow the instructions of local law enforcement at the scene.

GREAT MILLS, Md. (WREX) - School officials are reporting a school shooting this morning at a Maryland high school.

The school says, 'the event is contained' and that the campus is on lockdown. No word on any injuries at this time. 

The school district's Facebook page did post this on their page earlier this morning: 

"There has been a tragic shooting at Great Mills High School. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff is on the scene and the event is contained. The school is on lockdown, and we ask that you do not come to the school at this time. Students from Great Mills High School will be transported to a reunification center and parents or guardians of students from Great Mills High School should report to the Leonardtown High School auditorium for reunification."

We will provide more updates as they become available. 

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