Maryland high school shooting: suspect among 3 injured in attack (UPDATED)

US Materials 20 March 2018 18:58 (UTC +04:00)

The high school in Great Mills, Maryland, was locked down after a shooting there this morning, St. Mary's County Public Schools said in a statement, ABC News.

Three people, including the alleged gunman, were injured at Great Mills High School, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said, adding that no one died. The injured have all been transported to hospitals, the office added.

The school district said "the event is contained."

Authorities began evacuating people from the school later this morning and busing them to a reunification center at nearby Leonardtown High School, the school district said.

“The building is orderly and the sheriff’s office is conducting an investigation,” the district added.

16:53 (GMT+4) Special Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are heading to the scene of a school shooting in Great Mills, Maryland, the ATF said in a statement on Tuesday, Sputnik reported.

Great Mills High School in Maryland is on lockdown after many people were injured as a result of the shooting, the NBC broadcaster reported.

"There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lockdown, the event is contained, the Sheriff's office is on the scene additional information to follow," the St. Mary's County Public School website said.

The school's student said to local media that he believes seven people are injured, whereas at least one is dead following the incident. There have been no official reports on casualties yet.

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.