Once again, I found myself talking about another school shooting this morning. Yes, the news about another tragedy interrupted your morning newscast this morning as a Maryland student opened fire in a high school; injuring two students. Almost immediately, law enforcement was called to Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County in Maryland, where they confronted the shooter who was later killed by the school’s resource officer.
This incident happened weeks after a Florida high school student opened fire, killing 17 students, teachers, and administrators. The shooter is now in custody and possibly facing the death penalty.
What’s going on in our schools? Should teachers carry a firearm inside the school? Should there be armed security on school property in place to protect our children?
The Associated Press is reporting:
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A teenager armed with a handgun shot and critically wounded a girl inside a Maryland school on Tuesday and the shooter was killed when a school resource officer confronted him moments after the gunfire erupted. A third student was in good condition after he was shot.
The shooting at Great Mills High School, a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school, increased calls for Congress to act on gun violence at schools. This weekend, students across the country plan an anti-gun violence march on the nation’s capital.
“We sympathize. We empathize. We have moments of silence. But we don’t have action,” said the No. 2 U.S. House Democrat, Steny Hoyer, who represents the area in Congress. “Wringing our hands is not enough.”
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