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Maryland school shooter "wasn't a troublemaker", neighbor says

Maryland school shooter

On a "prayer wall" at The Church of the Ascension in Lexington Park, people came by and wrote in chalk anonymous prayers for the families and students affected by the shooting.

"All indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence", police said in a statement. Another said, "Please choose love". They are investigating whether the officer's rounds struck the shooter; the sheriff added that Gaskill was not injured. He says Great Mills joins a growing list of communities shattered by school gun violence.

The stalker was a former student about 19 or 20 years old, while Austin Wyatt Rollins, the shooter, was a 17-year-old student at Great Mills. At this time is it still unclear whether the shooter was shot by the officer or if he shot himself. Another student who was shot is in good condition.

A fundraiser for the family on the youcaring.com website had already raised more than $25,000 by Tuesday evening.

"Now my school is the target", she said.

"It looks as though the SRO [school resource officer] did exactly what the SRO is trained to do, and yet we still have a tragic loss of life", he said.

The shooting happened just weeks after a deadly attack on a high school in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.

It commits $125 million for capital improvements like secure doors and windows, metal detectors and security cameras. "Although our pain remains fresh and the facts remain unclear, today's awful events should not be an excuse to pause our conversation about school safety".

Hogan says "it's outrageous" that the legislature hasn't taken action yet.

The shooting, which came amid a renewed national debate over gun violence following a school massacre in Florida last month, occurred just before 8 a.m. local time at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, county Sheriff Timothy Cameron said. A 14-year-old boy was also injured in the shooting.

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The sheriff praised the school resource officer, Deputy 1st Class Blaine Gaskill, a six-year veteran in his first year at the high school, for containing the situation in less than a minute.

Two students are in critical condition and the gunman dead after a shooting at a south Maryland high school Tuesday morning.

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

"Gaskill fired at the shooter nearly simultaneously as the shooter fired", Cameron said.

Her daughter's stalker was not the man who shot the school, Taylor said.

Maryland's two Democratic US senators, Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin, called on Congress on Tuesday to pass gun safety legislation, where such measures have stalled for years.

While a motive in the shooting can not yet be confirmed, Sheriff Cameron said the initial investigation indicated that there was a prior relationship between the shooter and the 16-year-old girl who was shot.

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

Further information about Rollins was not immediately available.A Facebook page under the name of "Austin Rollins" depicted a teenager who attends Great Mills High School and is interested in auto racing and kayaking.


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