WASHINGTON — A 16-year-old girl has been in critical condition after she was shot in the head Tuesday at a high school in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. Now, Jaelynn Willey’s family is taking her off life support Thursday night.
“She will not make it,” Jaelynn’s mother, Melissa Willey, said Thursday, her voice shaking. “We will be taking her off life support this evening. She is brain dead and has nothing — no life left in her.”
Jaelynn was shot Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School; another student, 17-year-old Austin Rollins, entered the school with a semi-automatic handgun and fired at her in the school hallway. Rollins also shot a 14-year-old boy, but that student was discharged from the hospital Wednesday.