Jaelynn Willey, 16, is being taken off life support, according to WTOP in Washington.
The mother announced that the teen will be taken off life support during a press conference held on Thursday night.
“She will not make it,” the girl’s mother, Melissa Willey told reporters. “We will be taking her off life support this evening. She is brain dead and has nothing — no life left in her.”
Jaelynn leaves behind eight siblings. She was an avid member of her school’s swim team.
"Jaelynn loves the snow,” one poster wrote on a YouCaring page set up for her family. “I wish that she had been home today to sled with her little siblings. Instead, it's been 36 hours of being in critical condition after she was shot at her high school, a place that should be safe."
Oxygen has not verified if the YouCaring page is authentic.
A 14-year-old male student was also wounded in Tuesday’s shooting. He was discharged from the hospital the next day. The suspected shooter, 17-year-old Austin Rollins, was confronted by school resource officer Blaine Gaskill who shot at him. It’s unclear at this time if Rollins killed himself or if one of Gaskill’s bullets killed him. Regardless, Gaskill’s actions are being celebrated.
Police told WTOP that the shooter used his father’s gun in the attack and that he and Jaelynn “had a prior relationship which recently ended.”
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