STATEMENT: We are aware of the incident this morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, and we are sickened.
As this incident continues to unfold, we have committed everything we can to provide public safety assistance. In addition, Sheriff Mike Evans has notified us that he is taking action to stage additional deputies at schools in Calvert County effective immediately.
We stand hand in hand with our St. Mary’s County neighbors and friends and will provide any and all support and resources they may require today and in the following days. We ask every Calvert County citizen to join us in keeping the victims, the students and the first responders in our thoughts and prayers.
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