Shooter dead, 2 students injured in Great Mills High shooting

Scene at Great Mills High School in Saint Mary's County where a shooting was reported

Blaine Gaskill, a St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office deputy with SWAT training who had been positioned at Great Mills High School since the beginning of the school year, immediately responded after being alerted of the shooting, officials said.

Officer Gaskill was stationed as the school resource officer at Great Mills High School in Maryland Tuesday morning when he heard reports of a shooter in the building. Gunman killed The shooter was injured and taken to the hospital, where he later died, officials said at a news conference. Another boy was wounded and the shooter was mortally wounded as he and a law officer each fired a round during a confrontation.

"There was a loud sound and everyone started screaming and running", a young woman named Mollie Davis, who identified herself as a student at Great Mills High School, posted on Twitter.

Many students across the country are calling for effective gun controls, leading up to Saturday's March For Our Lives rally in the nation's capital against gun violence in schools.

The officer was not harmed, Cameron said. Governor Larry Hogan (R) addressed the situation offering his prayers for the families affected by the act of domestic terrorism, while reminding the American public that prayers are "not enough"; that action will continue to be quintessential in securing changes.

"We are Here for you, students of Great Mills", Gonzalez said.

Jaelynn Willey is a junior at Great Mills and competes for her school as well as Great Mills Aquatic Club.

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Gaskill's interaction on Monday with the deceased gunman, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, wasn't the first time he came face-to-face with a firearm. "On this day, we realized our worst nightmare", Cameron said.

"No parent should have to worry about when they send their kids off in the morning to school whether they are going to come home safely or not", said Gov. Hogan.

The latest school shooting in the United States happened at about 7:55 a.m. Tuesday in a hallway at the school, just before classes were to begin, the sheriff said.

The incident is now over, though the shooter managed to injure two students.

Rollins was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys football team and NASCAR racing, according to his Facebook page, and appeared several times on the school's honor and merit rolls for good grades that were published in a local newspaper. Teachers' union leaders issued statements Tuesday saying more policies must be changed nationwide to keep schools safe. The cop was unhurt but the student was wounded and later died, the sheriff said.

"No question that his actions, his quick and immediate actions, potentially saved a great number of lives", Cameron said of Gaskill. "Life is all about choices and every choice has a outcome whether it be positive or negative", said Superintendent Curtis Rhodes of Texas' Needville Independent School District.

A sheriff's spokeswoman says injuries have been reported after a shooting at a high school in southern Maryland.

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