Shooting at Douglass High School Leaves One Injured

Lester Mason
February 10, 2019

A hall monitor at a high school in Baltimore, U.S. state of Maryland, was shot Friday noon by a male visitor, authorities said.

The victim is an adult hall monitor and in serious but stable condition at an area hospital, school police Chief Akil L. Hamm said. Only one staff member was reportedly shot, while the remaining staff and all students are reportedly safe, according to law enforcement officials.

The 25-year-old suspect entered the school lobby and got into an argument with Marks, investigators said. They have since been dismissed, officials said.

"In a city where violence is too present, our schools must be havens of safety and peace, where confrontation and weapons have no place".

WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported that an ambulance left the school with a school police officer following.

Students have been released from the school for the day.

'We didn't hear a thing from the school. We only learned about the shooting from a cousin who works for the school system.

'My question is: How does that 10-0 vote look now?' Boatwright asked outside the school.

An AP review a year ago suggested that adding more officers and armed guards or arming teachers would nearly certainly have unintended consequences. The suspect is in his 20s, officials said during a press conference.

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