Maryland Student Taken Off Life Support Following High School Shooting; At Least 31 Killed, 52 Hurt in School Shootings in 2018
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Updated March 23:
Great Mills High School Student Jaelynn Willey, 16, who was critically injured in the shooting, has been taken off life support.
In 2018, at least 31 people have been killed and 52 have been injured in shootings at K-12 schools and universities.
A student gunman died and two of his classmates were injured in an early morning shooting at a Maryland high school Tuesday.
Law enforcement officials said the suspect, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, opened fire with a handgun about 8 a.m. in a hallway at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. Rollins shot two classmates before an armed school resource officer confronted him in less than a minute, authorities said. He then engaged in a shoot-out with the officer, Deputy Blaine Gaskill, who was not injured.
Although the school-based officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect, authorities did not specify whether Rollins died from a shot fired by Gaskill, according to The New York Times. Rollins was confirmed dead at 10:41 a.m.
A 16-year-old female student was reportedly in critical condition and a 14-year-old male student was in stable condition. Although a motive had not been identified, officials said the gunman had a “prior relationship” with the female victim.
So far this year, at least 30 people have been killed and 53 have been injured in shootings at K-12 schools and universities. Learn more about each incident with our interactive map:
This map includes school shootings that took place on campus where a person was injured or killed. Incidents resulting in injury are labeled yellow, while incidents resulting in death are labeled red.
Behind the numbers:
Nationally, nearly 1,300 children (17 years old and younger) die from gunshot wounds each year, and 5,790 are treated for injuries, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. While unintentional firearm deaths and homicides of children have decreased in recent years, suicides have spiked.
Among child gun deaths between 2012 and 2014, 53 percent were homicides, 38 percent were suicides, and 6 percent were unintentional.
Less than 3 percent of youth homicides and less than 1 percent of youth suicides occur at school, according to a recent report by the National Center for Education Statistics.
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