It crushes me that this hasn’t ended yet, but today left me feeling more empowered than anything. @StenyHoyer , @LarryHogan , @BenCardinforMD , @ChrisVanHollen @SpeakerRyan @realDonaldTrump : Our futures are in your hands. My generation votes next. #NationalStudentWalkout #ENOUGH pic.twitter.com/SmZkJs5H71— Mollie Davis (@davism0llie) March 15, 2018
The school was placed on lockdown initially but students have since been evacuated, CNN reported.
Great Mills was one of the many schools to participate in the nationwide school walkouts, which marked one month since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL.
According to authorities, student Austin Wyatt Rollins, 17, shot 2 of his classmates, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, with a handgun in a hallway just before classes began. Police said it appears Rollins had a prior relationship with the girl.
A school resource officer pursued Rollins, firing at him once. Rollins was killed but it is unclear if it was from the resource officer's shot.
"This is what we train for, this is was we prepare for, and this is what we pray we never have to do," St. Mary's County Sheriff Tim Cameron said in a press conference following the shooting. "On this day we realized our worst nightmare."