St. Mary's Shooting: The SRO Prevented a Tragedy
There was a shooting Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland.
St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron told WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, that a male student at the high school opened fire on a female student shortly after school started. A second male student also was shot.
Cameron said the school resource officer then fired his own weapon at the gunman, bringing the violence to an end.
Both the gunman and the girl were critically injured, WRC reported. All three students are in the hospital.
Those are the details. Everything else is people pushing a political agenda before the facts get in the way. Because it's what the left does, we have to pre-empt them. Let me make two points:
Unlike the waste of DNA and fecal matter in Broward County (see Video Shows Deputy Standing Outside During Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting and Student Blasts Resource Officer Who Cowered During Parkland Shooting), this SRO did his job. He didn't hide in the parking lot. Instead, there were only three victims. One of which was the shooter. Still too many people shot, but math is a thing. Two people shot in the hospital is better than 17 kids dead in a morgue. Agreed? Okay.
The other is the chirping about gun control. We don't know, as of this writing, what kind of gun the suspect used or where he got it. But here's what we know about gun laws in Maryland:
Maryland has relatively strict gun control laws. As of October 1, 2013, a Maryland resident must possess a valid Handgun Qualification License before purchasing, renting, or receiving a handgun. According to the Maryland State Police, the sale or transfer of semiautomatic "assault" weapons is banned.
It's been more than thirty seconds since the shooting, so obviously leftists on Twitter are calling for MOAR GUN CONTROL despite knowing much of anything. Despite Maryland being gun control's wet dream. But that's Twitter for you. All outrage, little sense. We'll see how the story unfolds. For now, it helps to have the little facts we do have at our disposal.
Mainly the SRO took action instead of hiding behind a corner to have a cry. Makes a difference, yeah?