A team shot at the Frederick Douglass School of High School in Washington is still in serious condition

Gunfire went on Friday in lobbying of the Frederick Douglass High School lobby in Washington, a rare incident within city schools, leaving a 56-year-old staff severely injured and a 25 year old man keep the police.

The age of 25 came into school shortly after noon and a special education assistant said, police said. The team member, recognized by district officials such as Michael Marks, was in a serious but steady state on Saturday and was being treated at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. The alleged shooting, police said, is a family member of Douglass's student.

No student was injured during the organization.

"In a city where violence is present, schools must be safe and peaceful, where confrontation and weapons have no place," said the CEO of schools, Sonja Santelises. "I can tell you that our officials and our injured staff have done everything to ensure the safety of our students."

After entering the school through the front entrance, Marks, who recognized officers as a hall monitor, went on quickly. Then the man Marcs shot in the lower torso, police said. The incident was isolated in school lobby, although some students heard the notices.

Marks "are serving Baltimore students for many years, and I ask you all to be part of our City Schools community for himself and his family in your heart," said Santelises in a message to your family.

School police responded and the person was in custody "without an incident," said school police chief Akil Hamm.

Police and district leadership responded to the school, across Gwynns Falls Parkway from Mondawmin Mall. The school was locked available, with limited students to the classrooms.

Jesse Schneiderman, Douglass's teacher, said his class was "locked, but safe. He will update what I know … Children are hanging out in my room with lights out.

"Children are worse and they seem to be nervous, but we're okay," he wrote. "Usually we're waiting for information."

Amira Toms, a junior 17 year old, said she was practicing drills with the Junior Backup Officer's Training Corps when his instructor started into the room and said that students were firing outdoors.

"It was scary. It never happened before," said Toms. "I saw there are many places, but I did not think it was our school."

Newer Keiron Slay, 14, said he was in the school hall when the shooting occurred. "That's it when I heard a lot of screaming," he said.

When he and his friend went up a history series to investigate the traffic, he said they saw a group of people running towards them. He also ran, and put it into a nearby classroom, where he said that some students tried to climb a window.

Students said the school was locked about about an hour.

"He felt it was longer," said Jalen Reaves, a new 15-year-old man.

Dismiss the school at 1:15 p.m. "To enable a police investigation," according to the school system.

Douglass's boys' vailse basketball coach, Tyree Bizzelle, said Marks was a former assistant coach for the school that was an assistant coach of the 1996 -97 Southwestern High School basketball team who went unwillingly and won a state title.

"He has not been training for the last few years, but he is very familiar with some sports, so he always gives the children an input throughout the school," said Bizzelle. "Some of the children feel they can talk to him after a game or before the game gets a good talk."

Mayor Catherine Pugh issued a Friday afternoon statement on his Twitter account calling for the "totally unacceptable" incident and said that "police investigators are working to determine not only the circumstances that happened This event was just how a person had a gun to enter the school.

"Our schools must be safe areas in which our children can learn and achieve their ability," she said in the statement. "We will make a full assessment to decide on how best to prevent this type of incident as a result."

There are rare school shooting in Baltimore, where many students are often watching their classrooms as a cannon-guardian refuge on the streets of the city.

In 2004, two brothers were shot outside Thurgood Marshall High School immediately after completing the school day. Their wounds did not threaten.

Three years earlier, a student shot to a maritime outside of the Clifton-Eastern High School just before the classes started.

The latest fatal adventure event was within the school building in 2015, when a 17 year old scholar went into a classroom inside the Renaissance Academy and later died of his injuries.

Sgt. Clyde Boatwright, president of the school police union, praised Sunday office quick actions and gave them the benefit that there was a dangerous case.

However, he said, shooting fuel argued that every school police officer in Washington should be allowed to carry their weapons in their work.

Last month, the Baltimore school board voted unanimously to oppose measures that could be taken by police police officers throughout the day. Under current law, police officers in the city are allowed to make their guns patrolling outside school buildings before and after school hours. But they need to store their weapons in a secure location throughout the day.

"We had predicted this to happen, that the external would come into school and take it by hand and that he would shoot a team or student," said Boatwright. "No wonder how does the 10-0 vote now feel?"

On Friday, the official police officer assigned to Douglass was unarmed as usual, said Boatwright. But the official happened that he had two other officials – his district supervisors – who were carrying their weapons and attending a conference.

"They heard the chips and the three of them went to the place and physically fought the suspect to get the gun and keep them in custody," said Boatwright. "Indeed, these supervisors were really likely to exist. If not, there would be no good man with the tools available to stop the threat."

District speech, Edie House-Foster, said no official had drawn out a firearm during the north.

Chair of the school board Cheryl Casciani She said she would not comment until she had a fuller picture of what happened on Friday.

President of the Baltimore Marietta Union Teachers was finishing at a meeting of the School Safety Task Force when she heard the news. She immediately went to Douglass.

"It's delicate," said English. "It's so sorry that this would happen, anywhere, anywhere, at any time."

Slay said he hoped he would be transferred to another school before shooting on Friday.

"I'm not coming to school until we move," said Slay.

Santelises accepted a review of safety and security protocols at Douglass and in each school.

"My main priority is the safety and well-being of our students and staff," she said, "and I and my leadership team will take all possible steps to ensure our schools have the safe areas they need be. "

Reporter Glenn Graham added this article.

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