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High School Shooting in Baltimore; at least one person injured, shooter in custody

February 8th, 2019 by WCBC Radio

A Frederick Douglass High School staff member was shot Friday afternoon by an adult visitor to the Baltimore school. WBAL reports Baltimore City police said the shooting was reported shortly after noon. City police said a 25-year-old man got inside the front door of the school, was confronted by a 56-year-old staff member, who was shot. The staff member is in serious but stable condition, and the suspected shooter is in custody.

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

The victim is an adult hall monitor and in serious but stable condition at an area hospital, school police Chief Akil L. Hamm said.

Hamm said his officers were nearby in the main office, and were able to engage and apprehend the suspect without incident.

Gov. Larry Hogan tweeted that state officials are "closely monitoring the situation."



The district tweeted that students and staff are safe. The school dismissed students at 1:15 p.m. to enable the police investigation.

Parents of students told 11 News outside the school that they learned of the shooting from their children. Students told 11 News that they took shelter and hid in interior rooms.

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