School resource officer credited with stopping Maryland school shooter

School resource officer credited with stopping Maryland school shooter

The gunman was identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, and Cameron said there was "an indication" the teenager had a prior relationship with the female student, though it was still under investigation. 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. Last month, Hogan pledged emergency legislation in the form of a $125 million commitment for capital improvements to make Maryland's schools safer from violence like school shootings and added another $50 million annually to pay for school resource officers, counselors and technology, but legislators have not yet taken action- something Hogan said Tuesday is "outrageous".

It remains unclear whether the attacker was killed by school guards.

Great Mills High School was placed on lockdown following the shooting and students were later evacuated from 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. The shootings have become common enough that many schools, including Douglas High, run annual drills in which students practice huddling in classrooms behind locked doors.7.

"He had to cover significant ground", Cameron said.

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"The First Lady and I are praying for those who were injured, their families and loved ones, and for the entire Great Mills community as they come together to heal in the wake of this horrific situation". "I feel like if our (school resource officer) would have went in the building, the overall result would've been less bad".

Yet the 21-year age requirement, fingerprint requirement, fees, and licensing requirement, and sseven-day waiting period did not prevent 17-year-old Rollins from having a Glock 9mm pistol Tuesday morning. Number of United States citizens backing gun control rises: poll The number of U.S. citizens who want more gun control is growing, an NPR/Ipsos poll said.

LARRY HOGAN: No parent should ever have to worry about, when they send their kids off in the morning, whether they're going to come home safely or not.

Eventually, the students were escorted outside and taken to another school to be reunited with their parents.

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The sheriff's deputy at the school was not injured, and both the sheriff and other elected officials attending the two press conferences praised him for his response.

"I can tell you that Americans are listening to our students", he said. "Now my school is the target", she said.

"Jaelynn is an wonderful young lady, whose peaceful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known throughout her Maryland-based school", the family statement said. But Gaskill was immediately embraced as a hero by many who have called for more armed protectors in schools. Gun control advocates, however, have urged for a ban on semiautomatic rifles, stricter background checks and other measures to limit ease of access to weapons.

A spokesman for the FBI's Baltimore field office said its agents were deployed to the scene.

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