Gunman Dead After 2 Students Injured In Maryland High School Shooting

21 March, 2018, 08:01 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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Blaine Gaskill, a St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office deputy with SWAT training who had been positioned at Great Mills High School since the beginning of the school year, immediately responded after being alerted of the shooting, officials said.

While authorities have not formally identified the victims, a crowdfunding page set up for Jaelynn revealed she was the 16-year-old girl who was shot.

Two students, a 16-year-old female and 14-year-old male, were critically injured.

Agents with the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives joined deputies at Great Mills High School as students endured a lengthy lockdown, cowering inside classrooms and a locker room while officers worked to make sure there were no more threats on campus. Rollins had fired at a female student in a hallway, Cameron said, drawing Gaskill's response.

Great Mills is located about 66 miles south of Washington, DC and about 1,500 students attend the high school.

A sheriff says the school resource officer who shot at the suspect during a shooting at a Maryland high school is unhurt. "This is something we train, practice and in reality, hope would never come to fruition. I do always feel safe, though, because they always have police at the school". On Saturday, March 24, students will take part in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC, to protest gun violence in America.

Officials were reviewing surveillance tape Tuesday to understand what occurred in the first-floor school corridor shortly before 8 a.m.

The officer was not harmed, the sheriff said.

As of the 2016 school year, there are more than 300 officers assigned to Maryland schools, according to the Maryland Association of School Resource Officers.


The incident comes less than a month after local news website TheBaynet.com reported that they had received messages from concerned parents about a threat of a shooting circulating the school.

A 2017 Xavier University study said 51 percent of schools had resource officers by 2014 - up from 13 percent in 1993.

Great Mills High School will be closed tomorrow.

A YouCaring fundraising page for Great Mills High School student Jaelynn Willey has already raised almost $20,000 for her family as of 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The incident would come just over a month after a mass shooting at a Florida high school left 17 people dead.

The school has held drills in the past for what to do in case of a school shooting.

"We've got to take action", Hogan said. "The notion that it can't happen here is no longer a notion". Governor Larry Hogan (R) addressed the situation offering his prayers for the families affected by the act of domestic terrorism, while reminding the American public that prayers are "not enough"; that action will continue to be quintessential in securing changes.

Emma Gonzalez, a Stoneman Douglas student, tweeted her support Tuesday for her peers at Great Mills.

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