2 Students Injured, Shooter Found Dead At Maryland School

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Yesterday, there was a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland which left 2 injured and the shooter, a 17-year-old male student dead.

According to CNN, the shooter, Austin Wyatt Rollins shot a male and female student; who he had a relationship with prior, with a handgun.

Austin Wyatt Rollins was fatally injured during the confrontation with the school’s resource officer and was pronounced dead afterwards, although it isn’t clear whether the shooter took his own life or was killed by the officer’s bullet.

The 16-year-old girl was hospitalized with a life-threatening wound, and the 14-year-old boy who also suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh is in good condition.

The school has about 1,600 students and ambulances, firetrucks and other emergency vehicles crowded the parking lot and the street outside, where about 20 school buses lined up in the rain to take students to nearby Leonardtown High School to be picked up by their parents.

Photo Credit: Bloomberg

 

 

 


 

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  1. Since the minimum age to purchase a firearm in Maryland is 21, and we are one of the strictest gun-law states in the U.S., can anyone explain to me how this could’ve been prevented through stricter gun restrictions, or increasing the age to purchase?

    The boy/culprit involved in this shooting was only 17 years old, so this couldn’t have been prevented through a background check or point-of-sale purchase. My guess is he stole the weapon from his parents. Now if we have more armed officers in our schools (like the brave officer that stopped this young man from harming even more students than the two that are critically injured) across the country, plus metal detectors like we have protecting our airports, government buildings, ect., that would deter criminals from shooting up our schools, and taking our children’s lives away from us way too soon. Maryland’s already strict gun laws didn’t prevent this from happening. And honestly, no one can 100% predict or prevent these incedents from occuring. Metal detectors in schools will not only prevent murderers with guns from getting in, but also knives, and other harmful weapons

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