Maryland GOP governor: Prayers 'are not enough' after school shooting
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) said prayers are not enough after a shooting Tuesday at a Maryland high school.

In a statement released Tuesday, Hogan said he and his wife are praying for those who were injured in the shooting.

He added he is praying for the entire community as they "come together to heal in the wake of this horrific situation."


"But prayers are not enough," he said.

"Although our pain remains fresh and the facts remain uncertain, today's horrible events should not be an excuse to pause our conversation about school safety. Instead, it must serve as a call to action."

The shooting — at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Md. — left two students injured, St. Mary's County Sheriff Timothy Cameron said at a news conference Tuesday.

The suspected gunman was killed. An armed school resource officer reportedly responded to the shooting and fired at the gunman.

Cameron said it was not yet clear if the officer's fire was responsible for killing the shooter. The resource officer was not injured in the shooting.

The shooting at the Maryland high school comes more than a month after a gunman opened fire at a high school in Florida, killing 17 people.

Since the Florida shooting, students have become vocal advocates for gun control, demanding lawmakers pass new gun laws to keep their schools safe.

A march is being held this weekend in Washington, D.C., to protest gun violence and call for change.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey MORE and lawmakers have been discussing new measures to keep schools safe. Trump has proposed arming teachers, a controversial idea that has been met with backlash.

Hogan, who is up for reelection this year, said earlier this month he opposes Trump's idea to arm teachers, suggesting a number of other school safety improvements instead.

He also said he thinks the movement in response to the Florida shooting may signal the country is at a point where "people are finally ready to get something done."