Maryland schoolgirl shot by her former boyfriend dies in hospital

 Maryland schoolgirl shot by her former boyfriend dies in hospital
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By Katy Dartford with Reuters
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Jaelynn Willey's family was with her when her life support machine was turned off.


A 16-year-old girl shot earlier this week at her high school in Maryland state has died in hospital after her family agreed to turn off her life support machine.

Jaelynn Willey was shot in the head on Tuesday at Great Mills High School by 17-year-old Austin Rollins. Police say the two had been in a relationship that recently ended.

A 14-year-old student, Desmond Barnes, was also injured.

School resource officer Blaine Gaskill confronted Rollins and fired a shot at him as Rollins simultaneously fired a shot, according to police.

Rollins died hours later in hopspital, while the officer was not harmed.

It remains unclear whether he killed himself or was shot by a school resource officer who responded to the attack.

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