On Tuesday morning, a lone gunman entered a high school in Maryland, where he attempted to injure and kill innocent victims, but was shot dead by an armed security officer before he could claim a single life.
Although the shooter, 17-year-old Austin Wyatt Rollins, injured two students, the quick response of the armed school resource officer doubtlessly saved several lives, having reportedly engaged the gunman “within seconds.”
After shooting a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old, shooter Austin Rollins was confronted by armed school security officer Blaine Gaskill, and the two exchanged gunfire.
In under one minute, Rollins was dead, and officer Gaskill had contained the situation – preventing Rollins from hurting or killing anyone else.
Armed guard ‘engaged’ school shooter within minutes https://t.co/sn5Ew6zrhq
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 20, 2018
Gaskill has been recognized for bravery before – having been face to face with a gun wielding perpetrator in 2016, who he convinced to peacefully surrender.
Commanding officers and Maryland’s Governor, Larry Hogan, praised Gaskill’s actions on Tuesday, and said that he did “everything he was supposed to do.”
UPDATE: Authorities confirm this morning’s Maryland school shooting was ended on the spot by an armed, trained security guard who shot the assailant dead. There were no other fatalities.
A good guy with a gun did his job & saved lives: https://t.co/6iPmDuGrZv
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 20, 2018