Authorities Investigate Motive in Maryland School Shooting

Two students were wounded Tuesday morning. One of them critically when a student brought a gun to school and opened fire. That shooter is now dead.

Posted: Mar 20, 2018 1:45 PM

Great Mills, MD.--Two students were wounded Tuesday morning. One of them critically when a student brought a gun to school and opened fire. That shooter is now dead.

CBS's Mola Lenghi has the latest.

Shots rang out just before class began Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School, in Maryland.

When it was all over a 16 year old girl, and a 14 year old boy were wounded and the shooter was dead.

A school resource officer is credited with potentially saving lives when he confronted the shooter.

The Sheriff of St. Mary’s County Tim Cameron said, "When the SRO fired, the suspect as described to me fired almost simultaneously."

It’s unclear if the shooter identified as 17 year old Austin Rollins took his own life.

Detectives are investigating whether the armed teenager targeted his female victim.

Investigators say the shooter used a glock semi-automatic handgun. The ATF has put an emergency trace on the weapon.

Fourteen hundred students were evacuated from Great Mills, and bused to another school, where they are being reunited with their parents.

Great Mills High School will be closed Wednesday. Officials aren’t sure when it will reopen.

The female victim is in intensive care with life-threatening injuries. The officer was not injured.

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