"He pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter", he said. He responded to the shootings in less than a minute and the whole incident was over within seconds, authorities said.

He said the Sheriff's Office is not identifying the gunman at this point. "It happened really quickly, right after school started" after 8:00 am (1200 GMT), Jonathan Freese, a student at the school, told CNN. She tweeted: "The police came to my classroom and saw us to the bathroom and back and said we would be leaving soon". "Soon we are going to be escorted from the school".

The two injured students are in critical condition, and the shooter died.

In Maryland, it wasn't immediately clear whether the shooter took his own life or was killed by the officer's bullet, St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said, though the officer was credited with preventing any more loss of life.

A student who shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on March 20 morning, has died after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the county sheriff said. "Anger that we have been unable to take action which will stem ... the likelihood of unsafe areas in our country". A single shooter involved4.

Blaine Gaskill is the St. Mary's County deputy sheriff assigned to Great Mills High School as the school resource officer. "I'm so exhausted I'm so exhausted".

The Maryland school is in Great Mills, a community about 110 km south of Washington.

School buses could be seen lined up ready to ferry the kids away from the school in Great Mills, around 60 miles south-east of Washington DC.

The latest in a long string of deadly shootings at US schools and colleges occurred little more than a month after 14 students and three faculty members were fatally shot on February 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Julie Yingling said there were several injuries but she didn't know how many or the severity of the injuries.

Hoyer recalled last week's National School Walkout, and mentioned that he was particularly struck by the "searing" comment of Matthew Post, the student member of the Montgomery County School Board. In July 2016, he responded to a call not far from the high school during which a man confronted him on the porch of a house with a pistol in his hand. It has more than 1,500 students, about 56% of them minority students, and its four-year graduation rate is 91%, according to the school's 2015-16 improvement plan. I. and news reports.

Police have said the shooter, 17-year-old Austin Rollins, had some type of relationship with Willey, though police have not identified her by name. Three-quarters of Americans said gun laws should be stricter than they are today, up from 68 per cent in a October 2017 survey following the Las Vegas shooting, Xinhua cited the latest poll as saying. Gun control advocates, however, have urged for a ban on semiautomatic rifles, stricter background checks and other measures to limit ease of access to weapons.

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