Authorities in Maryland have confirmed that a student shooter is dead after a Tuesday morning attack on a St. Mary's County high school.
The shooter, who has only been identified at this point as a student of Great Mills High School, was fatally shot by a school resource officer after opening fire on other students.
Authorities say two student were hit by the shooter's gunfire -- one male student and one female student. Both victims were rushed to the hospital in critical condition, according to authorities. Their current conditions are unknown.
The shooting took place around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday.
On its web site, St. Mary’s County Public Schools wrote, “There has been a shooting at Great Mills High School.” They also said “the school is on lock down and the event is contained.”
This latest shooting happened as many students are calling for action against gun violence in schools, leading up to Saturday’s March For Our Lives rally in the nation’s capital and around the nation.
Protests have been spreading around the nation since a teenager with an assault rifle killed 17 people at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day. Threats against schools have proliferated as well.