Family of Maryland school shooting victim Jaelynn Willey releases statement

Family of Maryland school shooting victim Jaelynn Willey releases statement

Family of Maryland school shooting victim Jaelynn Willey releases statement

Davis' first tweet about the shooting quickly prompted tweets of encouragement from Florida students who survived a February 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students and staff were shot dead.

The shooter was identified as Austin Rollins, 17.

Authorities said 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey had some type of a relationship with the shooter.

During the attack, Rollins was shot dead by a school resource officer, who's a veteran sheriff's deputy with SWAT training. It was not yet clear whether Rollins took his own life with his father's semi-automatic Glock handgun or was killed by the officer's bullet.

Gaskill's response was hailed as an example of exactly what a resource officer is supposed to do in such a circumstance, particularly when contrasted to the actions of the security officer in last month's shooting in Parkland, Florida. Heibel said the school increased its security nevertheless after social media posts about a possible school shooting "circulated quite extensively".

They say "thoughts and prayers" are not enough and the NRA uses its influence to stop needed reforms.

This shooting comes only days before the March for Our Lives, where hundreds of thousands of kids and families are expected to take to the streets and around the country to protest gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

"Jaelynn is an incredible young lady, whose peaceful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known throughout her Maryland-based school", the family statement said.

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"This is what we prepare for and this is what we pray we will never have to do", the sheriff said Tuesday.

"Today's disgusting events should not be an excuse to pause our conversation about school safety", he said in a statement. Rollins shot the female victim, sending students and staff scrambling for cover. Gaskill was unharmed. The 16-year-old female student is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, and the 14-year-old male student who was shot is in stable condition.

Emma Gonzalez, a Parkland student who has been outspoken in calling for tighter gun laws, tweeted a message of support for Great Mills students.

The students hurt in the shooting were a freshman and senior. I've had the opportunity to get to know St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron and many of his officers well over the years, along with students and faculty at Great Mills, and I know the strength and resilience of the community. The St. Mary's County Public Schools said the situation was "contained" after the shooting at Great Mills High School, which has about 1,600 students and is near the Patuxent River Naval Air Station, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) southeast of Washington.

"This is a tough guy who apparently closed in very quickly and took the right kind of action", said Gov. Larry Hogan at a news conference.

After the press conference, TheBayNet.com spoke with Great Mills High School Principal Jake Heibel. Now, I can say: 'You think it wouldn't happen? "We are working as we speak to determine if that was and, if so, the extent of that and if it was part of the motive for this shooting".

"Jaelynn is an incredible young lady, whose peaceful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known throughout her Maryland-based school", the family statement said.

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