Shooting reported at high school in Maryland, sparking lockdown

Shooting reported at high school in Maryland, sparking lockdown

A student who shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school has died after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the county sheriff says.

Rollins shot a 16-year-old female, who was his former girlfriend and is now hospitalized in critical condition, and a 14-year-old boy, who is listed in good condition, authorities said.

Rollins was pronounced dead at a hospital in Charles County at 10:41 a.m., the sheriff said.

The school resource officer who engaged with an active shooter at a Maryland high school on Tuesday has been recognized for his "exemplary judgment" before.

The students hurt in the shooting were a freshman and senior. On Saturday, March 24, students will take part in the March for Our Lives in Washington, DC, to protest gun violence in America.

The shooting comes less than a month after the school was allegedly prompted to alert parents about an investigation into a threat on the school - and Snapchat warnings about an impending shooting. "We need to do more". Ultimately, the suspect, Pekka Robert Heinonen, 59, of Great Mills, complied and was placed under arrest.

Jaelynn Willey is a junior at Great Mills and competes for her school as well as Great Mills Aquatic Club.

The gunman was identified as the 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins. Number of USA citizens backing gun control rises: poll The number of USA citizens who want more gun control is growing, an NPR/Ipsos poll said. "I do always feel safe, though, because they always have police at the school", he said.




The officer was not harmed, and the public school's roughly 1,600 students were later escorted off campus by police, classroom by classroom, to reunite with their parents at another high school. Gaskill fired a round at the shooter, and the shooter fired a round simultaneously, Cameron said.

Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., also spoke to reporters near the high school, and expressing anger and saying that at a minimum, universal background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are needed. A gun was taken to school, and discharged, and (in this case) somebody died and two people were wounded.

Willey's uncle provided a family statement regarding the tragic incident, "This morning, our family was devastated to learn that our lovely Jaelynn was one of the victims in a school shooting at her high school, Great Mills".

"It makes me feel angry that the protocols were not effective in our situation", said Demitri Hoth, another Stoneman Douglas student.

The incident appeared to be one of the only instances in which a school resource officer, typically a sworn law enforcement member, was able to intercede in the midst of an active shooting.

In the text messages, Trinity frantically tells Sokolowski about a "giant boom" she heard in the school's hallway and when asked about her location, she responds,"We're in my class in the back of the room with the lights off and the doors shut and locked".

A sheriff's spokeswoman says injuries have been reported after a shooting at a high school in southern Maryland.

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