Swampscott Middle School eighth-graders were touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., today when two people at the entrance to the museum were wounded by gunshots Wednesday. All of the Swampscott students were evacuated and all are safe, according to cell phone calls received by local parents.


 

Swampscott Middle School eighth-graders were touring the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., today when two people at the entrance to the museum were wounded by gunshots Wednesday.


All of the Swampscott students were evacuated and all are safe, according to cell phone calls received by local parents.


According to The Washington's Post's Web site, a gunman with a shotgun walked into the museum and opened fire on a security guard before the gunman was then shot by another security guard. The shooting was reported to police at 12:52 p.m. Wednesday.


Again, the Post reported "a group of schoolchildren was rushed onto a chartered luxury coach and the bus driver struggled to pull away from the block" where the museum is located.


Swampscott Reporter