Southern Md. Police Beat: THE HERO OF GREAT MILLS HIGH SCHOOL – Good Guy with a gun St. Mary’s Sheriff DFC Blaine Gaskill commended for stopping shooter Austin Wyatt Rollins in Great Mills High School
ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan attended the Maryland State School Safety Summit hosted by the Maryland Center for School Safety, the Maryland State Department of Education, and the Maryland State Police.
At the summit, held on April 19, 2018, he presented an official governor’s citation to Deputy First Class Blaine Gaskill of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office who responded to the tragic March 20, 2018, shooting by student Austin Wyatt Rollins at Great Mills High School in his capacity as the school resource officer. The governor commended DFC Gaskill for his brave actions that prevented further harm to the Great Mills community. Rollins brought his father’s gun to school and killed Jaelynn Willey and wounded Desmond Barnes.
DFC Gaskill was also awarded the National Association of School Resource Officers National Award for Valor at the summit.