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Breaking News! Shooting At Maryland High School Leaves 1 Dead

Date March 21, 2018 13:52

There have been 17 shootings in the US schools since the start of the year. This averages at about 1.5 shooting every week. CNN reports that at least one person at every shooting is hit by gunfire.

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In February alone, there were 7 shootings. 6 shooting occurred in March, and 4 in January. School shootings are starting to look like a trend, and the number of incidents is rising month after month.

New shooting in Maryland, 1 dead

Another shooting incident at a Maryland High School has left 1 person dead and 2 severely injured. The incident took place at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. Student Austin Wyatt Rollins was identified as the shooter.

Rollins, armed with a handgun shot two students in a school hallway. Less than a minute after, school resource officer Blaine Gaskill arrived at the scene. The boy and Gaskil are reported to have fired their guns simultaneously. Rollins was hit.

Rollins was later pronounced dead. The 16-year-old female student shot was in critical condition at the time of the shooting, while the 14-year-old male student was stable. Sadly, she did not survive her injury.

It is believed that Rollins was once romantically associated with the female student, and the shooting may be a crime of passion.

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More clamor for gun control

This latest shooting has increased the clamor for stricter gun control.

Student activist Adam Alhanti tweeted this after the incident.

The words School & Shooting should not be next to each other. Headlines like this should not have to be typed up every week. All of these incidents have one thing in common. My thoughts are with Maryland right now

March for Our Lives

Students in the US are still moving forward with their plans for the “March for Our Lives”. Thousands of learners have signed up for the protests in states across the US.

The march is scheduled to take place on March 24 and is calling President Trump and US Congress to take urgent action on gun control in the US.

Recently, Barron Trump’s school, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland signed an open letter calling President Trump to tackle the gun problem in America head-on.

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