Great Mills HS shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot wound, police confirm

Great Mills HS shooter died from self-inflicted gunshot wound, police confirm

A visitation and prayer service are planned for Thursday afternoon.

- Funeral services for a 16-year-old girl killed in a Maryland school shooting have been announced.

The gunman - 17-year-old Austin Rollins - shot himself in the head March 20 as a school resource officer confronted him, according to a statement from the St. Mary's County sheriff's office. The bullet that killed Willey also wounded a 14-year-old in the leg. Rollins fired a fatal shot into his head at the same time that Gaskill fired a shot into Rollins' weapon. Willey was left brain dead after the confrontation and was taken off life support three days after the shooting. Police say that Rollins and Willey had been in a relationship that recently ended.

"Even the usually liberal CNN stated: ". the swift action of the school's sole resource officer, Blaine Gaskill, was instrumental in bringing the incident to a quick end".

"On Tuesday ... our lives changed completely and totally forever".

"My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from our lives", she said at a news conference last week.

The Peace Rally and Candle Light Vigil was held to show support for Great Mills High School staff and students.

"I think our group consisted of about 250 people", said Emerson Schaeffer, a Great Mills graduate who helped organize their group's presence at the D.C. rally.

"Whether you went to school there or not, it's our school". Desmond Barnes was not in attendance, but that he was "home resting, and in very good spirits", his mother said.

"I didn't expect to get a call saying that my son had been shot", she said.

Chants of "We are Great Mills" echoed throughout the park as students and parents filled the baseball field.

"People questioned the young people that marched yesterday". "Stay strong with me, buddy". "If they have something on their hearts, you may not agree with it, but they're the ones who have to sit in these schools", Dennis said.

A YouCaring fundraising page created for Willey's family has raised more than $90,000 since the shooting.



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