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16-year-old girl shot in Maryland high school shooting to be taken off life support


CHEVERLY, Md. (WJLA) — A 16-year-old girl who was shot in Tuesday morning’s high school shooting in Great Mills, Maryland, will be taken off of life support Thursday evening, according to her mother.

Willey was shot by 17-year-old student Austin Rollins, a male student, at Great Mills High School, according to authorities.

Willey was taken to the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center with life-threatening injuries following the shooting.

On Wednesday, Willey’s mother told ABC7 News that her daughter was still in critical condition with no change in her condition.

During a press conference Thursday, Willey's mother said Jaelynn is still on life support but "she will not make it... she is brain dead."

Police said all indications suggest the shooting was not a random act of violence. Rollins and Willey had a prior relationship which recently ended.

Rollins died at University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center after exchanging gunfire with school resource officer Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill. Police said Gaskill fired one shot at Rollins, who simultaneously fired a shot as well.

According to a student witness, Rollins held the gun to his head and Gaskill ordered him to drop it.

Gaskill was not injured in the exchange.

Fourteen-year-old Desmond Barnes was also injured during the shooting and has since been released from the hospital.

An investigation has determined the Glock pistol used by Rollins in the shooting was legally owned by his father.

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