The Frederick Police Department is investigating a shooting outside of Frederick High School....
On February 4, 2015, at approximately 2011 hours, Frederick Police responded to Frederick High School for a shots fired complaint. Officers arrived quickly to the scene and were advised that several shots were fired outside of the building near the gymnasium. Two victims, suffering from gunshot wounds, were located and subsequently transported to Baltimore for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
The cafeteria was searched and secured and the athletes, staff, students, and attendees who were in the gymnasium for a basketball game were ushered to the safety of the cafeteria while the remainder of the building and school grounds were cleared.
Officers from the Frederick Police Department, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, ATF, and the Frederick County Division of Fire and Rescue Services coordinated efforts to ensure the safety of the occupants, render aid, and search for suspects. Brad Young, the President of the Frederick County Board of Education, as well as Liz Barrett, the Vice President of the Board of Education, were present at the scene.
No suspects were located in the school or on school property, and the investigation into their identity is continuing. It is unclear, at this time, how many people were involved in the shooting and what the possible motive may have been. All investigative leads are being followed as the investigation continues.
All of the people that were taken to the cafeteria were identified and provided statements prior to being released. The parents of the students were contacted and staged in a specific location so that they could pick up their children after they were released. All students, who were not accompanied by their parents at the game, were escorted to their parents for pickup.
Frederick County Public Schools will be releasing additional information, using the traditional methods, once a determination is made if school will be held at Frederick High School on Thursday, February 5, 2015.
As a result of the incident, Hood College was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, but no incidents took place on the Hood College Campus.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are asked to please contact the Frederick Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Division at 301-600-6390. Anonymous tips can be relayed by calling 301-600-TIPS or by e-mailing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead Investigators: Det. Jorge Garcia & Det. Gene Alston
Author of Release: Capt. Rich Hetherington
PIO Requests for this incident: Capt. Hetherington at 301-600-1228 or Lt. Joe Hayer at 301-600-1265