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School shooting at Maryland high school

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March 20, 2018

There was a school shooting at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, and the school went on lockdown Tuesday morning.

The St. Mary’s County Public School District tweeted around 10 a.m. EST that students were being evacuated and bused to the reunification center at Leonardtown High School’s campus.

“The building is orderly and the Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation. We will continue to update as more information becomes available,” the SMCPS district tweeted.

Officials say the event has been contained, but there have been reports of multiple injuries.

The school district tweeted and confirmed the shooting.

Great Mills is about 60 miles southeast of Washington, D.C.

NBC reported that there were multiple injuries.

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said an investigation is underway.

The Sheriff’s Office also asked parents not to go to the school, but to report to a nearby school instead.

School district officials said the event is contained, but no other information was available at this time.

This shooting comes a little over a month after the shooting at high school in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.

This comes days before thousands of students are expected to go to nearby Washington, DC for the “March for Our Lives” for the President to take action to make schools safer.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.