A teenage shooting suspect was reportedly in the area of Great Mills High School Wednesday afternoon, prompting the school to go on lockdown.
The Sheriff's Office sent out a tweet saying the school is on lockdown as a precautionary measure and there is a large police presence at the school.
Great Mills High School has been placed on lockdown. Reported sightings of a possibly armed individual in the area have been made. As a precaution to keep students and faculty safe the school is on lockdown with a large police presence on scene and in the area of the school.
— St. Mary's Sheriff (@firstsheriff) December 5, 2018
Later it was discovered deputies were looking for 17-year-old Elijah Miguel Miles who was wanted in connection to a shooting in the Hickory Hills neighborhood on Tuesday. The shooting was reported in the 22000 block of Athlone Drive and the shooting victim was flown to a hospital in stable condition.
The school was placed on lockdown because Miles was reportedly seen in the area of the school. He was later found and arrested.
Earlier this year, two people were shot at Great Mills High School during a shooting. The gunman killed himself after shooting his classmates.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Elijah Miguel Miles is asked to contact the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office at (301) 475-8008. Citizens may remain anonymous and contact Crime Solvers at (301) 475-3333, or text a tip to "TIP239" plus their message to CRIMES (274637).