Great Mills High School goes on lockdown after reported sighting of armed person

Crime scene tape is used around Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting on March 20, 2018, in Great Mills, MD. (AP File Photo/Alex Brandon)

Great Mills High School was placed on lockdown Wednesday after unconfirmed reported sightings of an armed person in the area.

St. Mary's County Sheriff's officials were searching for 17-year-old Elijah Miguel Miles, the teen wanted in connection to a shooting in the Hickory Hills neighborhood on Tuesday. Authorities say Miles reportedly was spotted near Great Mills High School, and it led to a lockdown which was done as a precaution to keep the students and faculty safe.

Miles has since been located and apprehended.

Students were sent home early as a result of the disruption the lockdown caused.

The Maryland high school is the same location where a deadly shooting occurred on the campus in March 2018.

Sixteen-year-old Jaelynn Willey was shot in the head by 17-year-old Austin Rollins on March 20 in a hallway at the school's campus.

Willey died two days later after she was taken off life support. Authorities say Rollins and Willey recently ended a relationship.

Desmond Barnes, 14, was also injured in the shooting when he was shot in the leg in the same hallway where the attack happened. He was later released from the hospital.

Willey was laid to rest at a funeral service held at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department in Hollywood, Maryland.

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