The teen girl who was shot by a student at their Maryland school has been identified as Jaelynn Willey, according to a report.
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The 16-year-old is fighting for her life after Austin Wyatt Rollins opened fire Tuesday morning in a hallway at Great Mills High School. Another boy, 14, was also injured.
Willey’s uncle wrote that she is the second oldest of nine children and a “role model” to her younger siblings, the Baltimore Sun reported.
She is also a “dedicated student” and a member of the school’s swim team, according to a YouCaring page that’s raised nearly $40,000 by Wednesday morning.
“She also selflessly helps take care of her brothers and sisters each and every day, whether at home, or at the beach, one of her favorite places to be,” the uncle, Timothy Cormier, wrote. “It is hard for us not to see her shining, smiling face right now, and to see her light up the room with her presence.”
Willey remains in critical condition.
St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said she and Rollins were previously in a relationship — though the motive behind the shooting is unclear.
Rollins, 17, later died at a hospital. It’s unclear whether he took his own life or was shot by a school resource officer who intervened.