At a press briefing Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials identified the gunman who opened fire at a Maryland high school Tuesday morning is 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, an honor student at the Great Mills High School.
While in the school hallway before classes, Rollins pulled out a handgun and shot a 16-year-old female student, and a 14-year-old male student. Sheriff Tim Cameron said there is an indication that a prior relationship existed between the shooter and the female victim.
Both victims were transported to the hospital. The male student is in stable condition, while the female victim is in ICU with life-threatening injuries.
A school resource officer immediately responded, firing at Rollins to end the shooting, and Rollins was later pronounced dead.
“When the shooting took place, our school resource officer, who was stationed inside the school, was alerted to the event and the shots being fired. He pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter and during that engagement he fired a round at the shooter, simultaneously the shooter fired a round as well,” Cameron said at the press briefing. “In the hours to come and the days to come, through detailed investigation, we will be able to determine if our school resource officers round struck the shooter, the school resource officer is uninjured and was not struck by any firearm projectile.”
Police say Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, was the shooter at Great Mills High School in Maryland, who died after exchange of gunfire with school resource officer. Rollins had prior relationship with a 16-year-old girl who was shot and is in critical condition https://t.co/A7gKEmHEpM pic.twitter.com/K7gMgdibP6
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Heavy reported that Rollins’s father, Rocky Rollins is from Nebraska and served in the Air Force.
Rollins’s Facebook page indicated he lives in Lexington Park, Maryland.
Police say Austin Wyatt Rollins brought a Glock semi-automatic handgun to his school in Maryland, and shot a female student in the hallway before classes began. According to the St. Mary County Sheriff Tim Cameron, Rollins, 17, was transported to Charles Regional Medical Center where he later died.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 20, 2018