Staff member shot in Baltimore high school; no students were injured

A Baltimore City high school teacher is shot by a visitor, school locked down

A Baltimore City high school teacher is shot by a visitor, school locked down

The Baltimore Police Department received emergency calls around noon Friday that a staff member at Frederick Douglass High School had been shot.

The victim, a 56-year-old hall monitor, was hospitalized and listed in "serious but stable" condition, police officials said. On Twitter, school officials stressed students and remaining staff are safe.

The shooting occurred while there was a meeting in the school, police 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".

Detectives from the Baltimore Police Citywide Shooting Unit are investigating the incident.

"I think the school board should take a look deep within themselves to decide if keeping officers unarmed is in the best interest of staff and students", Boatwright said. 'They don't keep those things on all day, ' he said.

"We didn't hear a thing from the school. If it wasn't for the swift action of Baltimore city police, one of whom was unarmed, it would have been much worse". The officers were working in the school at the time of the shooting. An Associated Press review past year suggested that adding more officers and armed guards or arming teachers would nearly certainly have unintended consequences.

A shooting investigation is underway at Fredrick Douglass High School. The suspect is in his 20s, officials said during a press conference.

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