News Update!!: Great Mills, MD: Teenage girl who was shot during a shooting inside Great Mills High School has been taken off life support.
A teenage girl who was shot during a shooting on Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 inside Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland has been taken off life support in the evening of Thursday, March 22nd, 2018.
Authorities say the teenage girl, a student identified as 16 year old Jaelynn Willey, was in the hallway of Great Mills High School when teenage gunman identified as Austin Rollins pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her and fired.
Jaelynn Willey has been in the intensive care unit at UM Prince George’s Hospital Center following the shooting.
At a news conference Thursday evening, Willey’s mother, Melissa Willey, said the family had decided to take her off life support.
“My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head…and took everything from our lives,” said Melissa Willey adding, “She will not make it. She’s brain-dead and has nothing – no life left in her.”
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Family and friends of Jaelynn Willey say she was a dedicated student at Great Mills High School who loved the beach and was a member.
Another student, identified as 14 year old Desmond Barnes, was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital.
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A school resource officer confronted the teenage gunman, each fired a round, and the teenage gunman was killed.
The latest school shooting comes over a month after the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that took the lives of 17 people on Wednesday, February 17th, 2018.
** ZachNews sends our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the family and friends of Jaelynn Willey. **