Two students shot in Maryland high school shooting

A 17-year-old student shot and critically wounded two fellow students at a Maryland high school on Tuesday morning before dying after exchanging gunfire with a campus security officer, the county sheriff said.

The shooting, which came amid a renewed national debate over gun violence following a school massacre in Florida last month, occurred just before 8 a.m. (1200 GMT) at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, county Sheriff Timothy Cameron said.

A 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy were wounded and taken to hospitals. The girl was in intensive care with life-threatening critical injuries, the sheriff said, while the boy was in good condition.

The gunman was identified as Austin Wyatt Rollins, and Cameron said there was “an indication” of a prior relationship between him and the female student, though he said that was still under investigation. (Reuters)

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<p>A mother walks with her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A mother walks with her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

<p>Deputies and federal agents converge on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

Deputies and federal agents converge on Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

<p>A mother walks her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, to the car as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A mother walks her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, to the car as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

<p>A heavily armed law enforcement officer stands guard as students from Great Mills High School are evacuated to Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
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A heavily armed law enforcement officer stands guard as students from Great Mills High School are evacuated to Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>Students from Great Mills High School walk to meet their parents at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

Students from Great Mills High School walk to meet their parents at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>Police move students into a different area of Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

Police move students into a different area of Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

<p>A father shelters his daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, from the rain as they picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A father shelters his daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, from the rain as they picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

<p>St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron, right, speaks as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, left, listens during a news conference in Great Mills, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, about the shooting at Great Mills High School. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron, right, speaks as Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, left, listens during a news conference in Great Mills, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, about the shooting at Great Mills High School. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP)

<p>A policeman gives a thumbs-up after moving students into a different area of Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A policeman gives a thumbs-up after moving students into a different area of Great Mills High School, the scene of a shooting, Tuesday morning, March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Alex Brandon/AP)

<p>A student from Great Mills High School is comforted by a guardian while being picked up at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Md. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A student from Great Mills High School is comforted by a guardian while being picked up at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Md. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>School buses are lined up in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

School buses are lined up in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A mother walks her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, to the car as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A mother walks her daughter, a student from Great Mills High School, to the car as she picks her up from Leonardtown High School in Leonardtown, Md., Tuesday, March 20, 2018. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP)

<p>Police vehicles pull out of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

Police vehicles pull out of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A student from Great Mills High School is comforted be her guardians while being picked up at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Md. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A student from Great Mills High School is comforted be her guardians while being picked up at Leonardtown High School following a school shooting at Great Mills High School March 20, 2018 in Leonardtown, Md. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

<p>Police stand in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

Police stand in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

<p>A gate is locked in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images) </p>
Maryland high school shooting

A gate is locked in front of Great Mills High School after a shooting on March 20, 2018 in Great Mills, Md. (Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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