A lone gunman was shot and killed Tuesday morning after opening fire at a southeast Maryland high school; being stopped by a heroic armed security officer who engaged the shooter within seconds.
According to Fox News, the suspect is the only fatality; with one male and one female student injured during the ordeal.
“Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we’ll be able to determine if our school resource officer’s round struck the shooter.”
The armed guard’s actions prevented the likely deaths of countless students and staff, and highlights President Trump’s recent push to “harden” America’s schools from future mass shootings.
The Commander-in-Chief called for armed teachers and more security guards in the wake of last months’ deadly attack on a south Florida high school; saying “We have to harden our schools, not soften them. A gun free zone to a killer, that’s like going in for ice cream.”