Student outside Catonsville High School, police say

A Catonsville High School student was fatally shot outside of school on Tuesday afternoon, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said. The 16-year-old student was taken to a trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. about after 3 p.m., or about 45 minutes after school closing time. Members of the school lacrosse team who witnessed what happened told 11 News they heard multiple gunshots and saw a car speeding out of the parking lot. stopped – a white car and the passenger jumped out with a gun – and that’s when we started running over there towards the road and that’s when we heard some gunshots” , Witness Tyler Mikalaski said Out of an abundance of caution, Hyatt said officers entered the school and cleared the building to make sure there were no threats. told 11 News they were taken into custody after school following reports of a shooting outside By 4 p.m. the students were returned to their parents Many students sent a text to their parents who rushed to pick them up once they were released. “A bit of a panic. She was very light in her text, but you don’t “I’m not going there as an adult. As a parent you’re thinking, ‘Wait a minute, I’m 20 minutes away, I need to get closer to home. me,'” said parent Tracy Namie. Police begin their investigation with no information on a suspect or motive at this time. “We’re going to make an arrest in this case, it’s just going to take a while,” Hyatt said. of the lacrosse team said the shooting hit a little too close to home. “We all said we probably wouldn’t go to school tomorrow, just give it a few days and avoid that area, that’s what we thought,” witness Jack Krug said. School officials said they will have counselors available Wednesday for any student who needs them. this. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020. Watch the police press conference in full: County officials expressed concern and shared their thoughts for the victim. “This morning, like thousands of other Baltimore County families, I sent my daughter to school here in Baltimore County. I join the Chief in sending my thoughts and prayers to the victim in this case, the victim’s family, and the entire Catonsville school community,” Baltimore County Superintendent Johnny Olszewski said, “We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the student and family. thank the administration and staff of Catonsville High School and the Baltimore County Police Department We are looking for supports for students – additional counselors, additional supports,” Darryl Williams, Superintendent of County Public Schools of Baltimore “It’s devastating to hear news of another school shooting – this time at Catonsville High School. As a parent and grandparent, the frequency of gun violence this in schools in Maryland is heartbreaking and terrifying,” Maryland House President Adrienne Jones tweeted. Video below: SkyTeam 11 over Catonsville High School

A Catonsville High School student was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon outside the school, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa Hyatt said.

The 16-year-old student was taken to a trauma center with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

The reports arrived around 3 p.m., about 45 minutes after school closing time. Members of the school lacrosse team who witnessed what happened told 11 News they heard multiple gunshots and saw a car speeding out of the parking lot.

“We heard three shots. We thought they were fireworks, but then we saw children running, then we saw a car stop – a white car and the passenger jumped with a gun – and that’s when we started running towards the road. and that’s when we heard some gunshots,” witness Tyler said. Mikalaski.

Out of an abundance of caution, Hyatt said officers entered the school and cleared the building to make sure there were no threats.

“We got an announcement, and they’re getting everyone into the hallways inside locked doors,” student Jordan Namie said.

Students at Catonsville High School told 11 News they were taken into custody after school following reports of a shooting outside. At 4 p.m., the students were returned to their parents.

Many students texted their parents who rushed to pick them up once they were released.

“A bit of a panic. She was very light in her text, but you don’t go there as an adult. As a parent you think, ‘Wait a minute, I’m 20 minutes away, I need to get closer to home,” said mother Tracy Namie.

Police begin their investigation with no information on a suspect or motive at this time.

“We’re going to make an arrest in this case, it’s just going to take time,” Hyatt said.

Police said there was no danger to other students, but some members of the lacrosse team said the shooting hit a little too close to their home.

“We all said we probably wouldn’t go to school tomorrow, just give it a few days and avoid that area, that’s what we thought,” witness Jack Krug said.

School officials said they will have counselors available Wednesday for any student who needs them.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-307-2020.

Watch the full police press conference:

County officials expressed concern and shared their thoughts for the victim.

“This morning, like thousands of other Baltimore County families, I sent my daughter to school here in Baltimore County. I join the Chief in sending my thoughts and prayers to the victim in this case, the victim’s family and the entire Catonsville school community,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said

“We want to send our thoughts and prayers to the student and his family. We would also like to thank the administration and staff of Catonsville High School, as well as the Baltimore County Police. We are seeking help for students – extra counselors, extra helpers,” Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams said.

“It is devastating to hear the news of another school shooting, this time at Catonsville High School. As a parent and grandparent, the prevalence of gun violence in Maryland schools is heartbreaking and terrifying. “, tweeted the president of Maryland House, Adrienne Jones.

Video below: SkyTeam 11 over Catonsville High School

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