Maryland school shooter died of gunshot to head, sheriff says



Resource officer shot in Maryland school shooting suspect

Authorities hold press conference to update the investigation of the shooting at Great Mills High School, that left a suspect dead, two wounded.

The Maryland high school student who fatally shot a classmate last week and injured died of a self-inflicted gunshot, officials said Monday.

Austin Wyatt, Rollins, 17, shot himself in the head at Great Mills High School on Tuesday after the opening of a fire in a hallway with his father and legal ownership of the gun, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said.

Austin Wyatt, Rollins died of a gunshot to the head, officials said.


Just before 8 pm on Tuesday, Rollins “fired a shot from a gun” on a school, a hall, who hit both Jaelynn Willey, 16, and Desmond Barnes, 14, according to the officials.

Rollins continue to walk in the school, before they, together with the school’s armed resource officer, Deputy Blaine Gaskill. Both Rollins and Gaskill “simultaneously” fired, but Rollins “fired a fatal shot into his head.”

Gaskill’s shot “struck the weapon in Rollins’ hand.” The first messages in the aftermath of the shooting were unclear or Rollins committed suicide or was shot by the deputy.

Jaelynn Willey, 16, who was shot at the Great Mills High School on Tuesday, drawn from life after her family said she is brain-dead.

(With thanks to the Willey family)

Willey, who the police said: “had a relationship” with Rollins “recently closed,” died Thursday after her family pulled her off life support.

Barnes was hit in the leg during the incident, and has since been released from the hospital, according to The Baltimore Sun.

A sign from Maryland, Great Mills High School is seen in the crowd during the “march for Our Lives” rally in support of gun control, Saturday, March 24, 2018, in Washington.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The school shooting came a few weeks after 17 people were massacred at marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in parkland, Florida. Students from both schools took part in the march for Our Lives rally in Washington, D. C. in protest of armed violence over the weekend.

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