Last Wednesday, students from Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland joined a nationwide “school walkout” to call for an end to gun violence and more school safety measures.
On Tuesday morning, those same students were evacuated from their own school after gunfire rang out.
The suspected gunman, 17-year-old student Austin Wyatt Rollins, was pronounced dead hours later at a local hospital. Two teenage students were being treated for their injuries — one, Jaelynn Willey, was in critical condition — and a school resource officer who fired at the gunman was unharmed.
“This is what we train for. This is what we prepare for and this is what we pray we never have to...