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    Armed School Resource Officer Ended Maryland School Shooting

    Armed School Resource Officer Ended Maryland School Shooting

    Two students injured, shooter dead.

    St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said an armed school resource officer (SRO) ended the shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, MD, on Tuesday morning.

    The officer is a trained and armed deputy sheriff.

    From NBC Washington:

    The gunman entered Great Mills High School in Great Mills at the beginning of the school day and shot a female student in a hallway, Sheriff Tim Cameron told News4. A male student also was hit by a bullet.

    Two students are in critical condition, and the shooter was pronounced dead later Tuesday morning.

    Information was not available immediately on the relationship between the students, Cameron said. A motive is not yet clear.

    The SRO received notification of the shooting and “quickly engaged with the shooter.” He was not injured.

    Cameron relayed to the network that his department has prepared for these emergencies:

    “You train to respond to this and you hope that you never ever have to,” he 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.”

    He added, “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.”

    The sheriff also stressed “that the situation would have been worse if the SRO had not engaged the shooter.”

    A month ago, cops investigated shooting threats towards the high school after parents told them of a Snapchat post that warned of a planned shooting. Principal Dr. Jake Heibel told parents and guardians that the administration and the SRO interviewed the student and they concluded “[T]he threat was not substantiated.”

    Authorities have not released information about the shooter so we do not know if he/she is from the Snapchat post.

    *This is a developing story. More to follow…


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    Humphrey's Executor | March 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    “School Resource Officer”? How ’bout we give these guys/gals a real title like “School Marshal” or “Building Police” or “Facility Protection Force.”

    CaliforniaJimbo | March 20, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Interested in knowing the weapon. I suspect a handgun since if it were an AR-15 or other evil assault weapon, it would be all over the headlines…

    So this story is already off the headlines. That was fast!

    “Less than a WEEK ago Great Mills High School students walked out with us to protest gun violence…”

    Yes cupcake, the bad guy didn’t give a rat’s ass about your silly little protest. Imagine that

    DaveGinOly | March 20, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    How the Left will spin this: The resource officer did not stop the shooting, two students were shot. There’s no evidence the officer stopped a mass shooting because we don’t know the shooter’s intentions.

    Had four or more victims been killed before the shooter was killed by the officer, the Left would say, “The officer did not stop a mass shooting, he interrupted one in progress. The event was still a mass shooting.”

    So, prevent more than four victims being killed and it’s not a mass shooting. Stop a shooter after four or more are killed and a mass shooting wasn’t stopped. A win-win for the Left, the way they understand the scenarios.

      Mac45 in reply to DaveGinOly. | March 21, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      Technically, as only one person died, it was NOT a mass shooting. Of course, as it occurred inside a school, it was a school shooting.

      As to whether the SRO stopped a mass shooting, it is difficult to tell without an accurate timeline. If the gunman fired one or two shots and then stopped and/or ran away, this would suggest that he did not intend to shoot more people than the one with whom he had a relationship and, therefor, this was not an attempted mass shooting.

      My personal opinion is that the libs will consider this simply domestic violence in a school and ignore it. After all, they can’t get much gun control traction out of a minor illegally possessing a pistol which he transported to school in an illegal manner and which he was able to introduce into the school due to a lack of security at points of entry and that said minor was shot by an armed police officer stationed at the school. It is already off the radar.

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