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  1. 1 year after deadly shooting, Great Mills High focuses on recovery  WTOP
  2. #GreatMillsStrong: Remembering Jaelynn Willey A Year After The Great Mills High School Shooting  CBS Baltimore
  3. Security in schools enhances after last year's Great Mills High School shooting
  4. Remembering Jaelynn: Great Mills High School will mark anniversary of shooting Wednesday  FOX 5 DC
  5. Threats made to St. Mary's County schools on 1-year anniversary of Great Mills HS shooting  WJLA
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  1. Great Mills High School locked down after armed suspect reported in area
  2. Great Mills High School dismisses early following lockdown  Baltimore Sun
  3. Great Mills High School goes on lockdown after reported sighting of armed person  WJLA
  4. Great Mills High School No Longer On Lockdown After Reports Of ‘Possibly Armed’ Person Nearby  CBS Baltimore
  5. Great Mills HS released early after 17-year-old shooting suspect seen in the area
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Theatre Review: 'Newsies' at Great Mills High School for St. Mary's Summerstock  MD Theatre Guide

“Newsies” Takes Over Great Mills High School. Fantastic Crew and Cast Stages Unforgettable Performance! Summerstock Program Does It Again!

School officers assigned to St. Mary's schools |  Bay Net

It's back-to-school time in St. Mary's County for both kids and officers. For the first time, each of the middle and high schools in the county will have their own ...

Battle at Breton benefits band boosters |  Bay Net

Fans of marching bands will want to check out the Battle at Breton, a marching band competition to benefit the Leonardtown High School Band Boosters.

Guidance counselor at Great Mills High School nominated for national award

A Great Mills High School counselor noticed she made an impact after being nominated for a national award.

Maryland school safety tip line aids police threat assessment  Police News

Safe Schools Maryland Tip Line enables anonymous reports of bullying, student depression and potential acts of school violence.

After-school activities cancelled after threat made to Great Mills High School  WJLA

After-school activities were cancelled at Great Mills High School Tuesday after the front office received a call from someone threatening violence on the campus.

Hickory Hills shooting suspect seen near Great Mills High School, prompts lock down  WBAL Baltimore

Great Mills High School dismissed early Wednesday after a shooting suspect was reportedly seen in the area. The school was placed on lock down for a period ...

Community remembers Jaelynn Willey, killed in Great Mills HS shooting

On March 20, 2018, a gunman walked into Great Mills High School and shot her in the head. She died two days later.

Mother of 16-year-old girl killed in Great Mills shooting reflects, one year later  WJLA

It's been nearly a year, yet for a family in St. Mary's County, the pain is still *fresh*. 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey died last March, when a gunman sought her out in ...

Great Mills High School garden holds butterfly sanctuary

Community plants milkweeds in Great Mills High School garden to save the monarch butterflies.

Mom shares fond memories of 16-year-old daughter killed in Great Mills HS shooting nearly 1 year ago

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. — Nearly one year after 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey died at a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Md., her ...

SMCSO announces SRO's at all middle and high schools for the first time  The Southern Maryland Chronicle

News Release, St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Leonardtown, MD- Sheriff Tim Cameron and the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office are pleased to announce that ...

Shooter dead, 2 students injured in Great Mills High shooting  W*USA 9

The 17-year-old shooter is dead and two other students remain hospitalized after a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County in Maryland, ...

Football player Desmond Barnes inspires others after surviving Great Mills HS shooting  WJLA

March 20, 2018 is a day that will never be forgotten in St. Mary's County after a school shooting at Great Mills High School. A single bullet killed 16-year-old ...

Great Mills High School students return to class for the first time since deadly shooting  Baltimore Sun

It's been two weeks since a student there shot a classmate in the head before shooting himself. Both died, and another student was injured.

Great Mills High School inclusive theater classes | Local News

Students with developmental differences can now join in on the fun of theater at Great Mills High School.

County notified of potential lawsuit from Great Mills shooting

The St. Mary's County commissioners have been issued a tort notice by a legal team representing Melissa Willey, county attorney David Weiskopf confirmed ...

Maryland high school shooting: 'I was just shot in my school,' Great Mills student says on 911 call  Baltimore Sun

A teenage boy shot at Great Mills High School last week called 911 himself, according to emergency recordings released by St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

Great Mills boys lacrosse rolls past St. Charles in 3A South Region playoffs

Great Mills and St. Charles met for the second time in less than a week in boys lacrosse on Wednesday night. But this latest contest had more meaning with it.

Funeral held for student killed in Great Mills High School shooting  WBAL Baltimore

Family, friends and classmates said goodbye Friday to a 16-year-old girl killed in a school shooting in southern Maryland last week. Willey was shot at her high ...

Maryland School shooting today at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County - live updates  CBS News

GREAT MILLS, Md. -- A teenager with a handgun opened fire inside his Maryland high school Tuesday before he was fatally wounded during a confrontation ...

Great Mills senior Herbert is off to Bowie State for football

Lately, Great Mills High School senior Troy Herbert can be seen on the basketball court with a number 32 jersey hitting jumpshots.

Learning life lessons | Spotlight

This year's valedictorians in St. Mary's County worked hard throughout the last dozen-plus school years. That's how they came out at the top of the Class of 2019.

16-year-old victim of Maryland school shooting to be taken off life support, family says  Baltimore Sun

The parents of Jaelynn Willey, the 16-year-old girl wounded in the school shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, said they will take her off life ...

Great Mills HS students took part in walkout against gun violence a week before shooting  WJLA

GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJLA) — The shooter has died and two others were injured after a shooting at Great Mills High School Tuesday morning. The BayNet ...

Parkland survivors to Great Mills students: 'We're here for you'  CNN

Within minutes of news of yet another school shooting, survivors of last month's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, took to Twitter to support their ...

Sabedra releases "Great Mills Hornets: S.M.A.C. Athletics History"

Walking around the gymnasium to see if all of the banners were accounted for was just one of Derek Sabedra's tasks at Great Mills High School as an assistant ...

Great Mills High School resource officer to receive National Award of Valor  WJLA

ST. MARY'S COUNTY, Md. (WJLA) - The school resource officer who helped end a shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County, Maryland last month ...

Maryland school shooting: Gunman killed, 2 injured at Great Mills High School

There has been a Shooting at Great Mills High School. The school is on lock down the event is contained, the Sheriff's office is on the scene additional ...

GMHS engineering club hosts jeopardy tournament | Spotlight

The Great Mills High School engineering club hosted its ninth annual Jeopardy tournament Friday evening as a fundraiser for the club.

Maryland high school shooting: 16-year-old victim still in critical condition Thursday  Baltimore Sun

The 16-year-old victim of Tuesday's shooting at Great Mills High School — identified by family as Jaelynn Willey — remained in critical condition two days later, ...

Read all about it: Summerstock's 'Newsies' | Spotlight

As rehearsals for this year's Summerstock production of “Newsies” reach the final days, the talent and hard work of St. Mary's youth shines through.

Great Mills students reflect on school shooting | Spotlight  So Md News

The first school shooting Saar Shah, 15, heard of was the one that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary.

23 St. Mary's high school graduates speak two languages

Maryland's seal of biliteracy program graduates 23 seniors from all three high schools in the county this year. Each student in the program is proficient in two ...

Teenager shot by fellow student at Maryland high school dies  The Washington Post

A 16-year-old girl shot Tuesday in a Southern Maryland high school by a fellow student has died, according to officials. Jaelynn Willey was shot in the head in a ...

Hogan tells Great Mills students he would reject an NRA endorsement  The Washington Post

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday told a group of students from Great Mills High School, where a 16-year- old girl was killed earlier this year, that he ...

Remembering Jaelynn Willey almost one year later

Last March, a 17-year-old gunman took the life of Jaelynn Willey, 16, in the hallway at Great Mills High. Her mother remembers her almost one year later.

'She was my girl': 16-year-old victim of Maryland high school shooting remembered during prayer service  Baltimore Sun

Jaelynn Willey was a dedicated swimmer, a loving sister and was known for making the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. The 16-year-old was fatally ...

Students sell T-shirts in honor of Great Mills to benefit school safety  WBAL Baltimore

Students seek to help those affected by school shooting in March.

Cops investigate shooting threats at Great Mills |  Bay Net

Threats of a school shooting have been circulating on Snapchat.

Great Mills boys basketball shoots for state title run

Walking out onto the court for his third year as head boys basketball coach at Great Mills, Jeff Burrell commands respect from his players.

Southern Maryland schools make top 100 list of best high schools in Maryland

A report that measures the best high schools in the nation places Calvert County schools highest on the list compared to other Southern Maryland schools.

Hypothesis: These students excel in science — a list of St. Mary's science fair winners

The following is a list of prizes and award winners from the annual St. Mary's County Science and Engineering Fair, held Jan. 26 at Great Mills High School.

Federal Grant for Great Mills High School Announced | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) and Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) announced that St. Mary's County Public Schools will ...

St. Charles boys lacrosse loses to Great Mills in 3A South Region playoffs

The boys lacrosse teams from Great Mills and St. Charles met for the second time in less than a week on May 8, but the latter contest held more meaning.

Teen Girl Shot Inside Md. School Has Died: Sheriff  NBC4 Washington

The teenage girl who was shot in the halls of her Maryland high school has died, the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office announced Friday. Jaelynn Rose Willey ...

Maryland School Shooting Leaves 2 Students Critically Injured, Shooter Dead  NBC4 Washington

A student pulled out a gun and shot two other students at a high school in southeast Maryland Tuesday morning before he was fatally wounded, authorities say.

'Seize the Day' at Summerstock's production of Newsies  Bay Net

The St. Mary's County Recreation and Parks is in the midst of preparing for their annual Summerstock theater production, this year features Disney's Newsies.

Meet the Great Mills team heading to Parkland

There are four students and one teacher from Great Mills High School traveling to Parkland, Florida. See why they are making this trip.

Lessons learned: St. Mary's officials discuss response to Great Mills shooting at school safety conference  Baltimore Sun

St. Mary's County officials recounted how they responded to the deadly shooting at Great Mills High School to an audience of state government and school ...

Peace Rally, candlelight vigil held for Great Mills High School shooting victim Jaelynn Willey  FOX 5 DC

A Peace Rally was held Sunday at Chancellors Run Regional Park in Great Mills, Maryland to remember the life of 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, who died ...

Montgomery Co. students go to Capitol Hill to honor those killed in high schools  WTOP

A group of students from Montgomery County, Maryland, went to Capitol Hill on Friday to make their voices heard and discuss how the continuing shootings ...

Phony gunman scare caused lockdown at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County  WJLA

GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJLA) – A lockdown at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County was called off Wednesday after a threat phoned in to 911 turned out to ...

School Nurse Who Responded to Great Mills Fatal Shooting Coached Victim for Years  NBC4 Washington

The school nurse who ran to the aid of a Maryland high school student shot to death by her ex-boyfriend in March coached the victim in swimming and ...

Maryland School Gunman Confronted by Officer Shot Himself, Authorities Say  The New York Times

A Maryland high school student who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend and injured another student outside a classroom last week killed himself when a school ...

St. Mary's County Public Schools 2019-2020 Open House Schedule  The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Benjamin Banneker Elementary School 27180 Point Lookout RoadLoveville, Maryland 20656Ms. Audrey Ellis, Principal Aug. 29, 2019, 2:00-3:30 PM, Grades ...

Great Mills NJROTC excels at leadership academy | Features

Four cadets from Great Mills High School graduated from the intense seven-day Navy Junior ROTC Leadership Academy at Camp Pendleton State Military ...

SMAC swimmers shine at Class 4A-3A state championships

COLLEGE PARK — Swimmers from various Southern Maryland Athletic Conference squads only dotted the landscape at Saturday's Class 4A-3A state swim ...

The suspected Great Mills shooter, a teen, used a handgun. It's tough for adults to buy one in Maryland.  Baltimore Sun

The gun used by the suspected teenage shooter at a St. Mary's County high school is difficult for adults to buy under Maryland's tough gun laws.

St. Mary's County students 'walk out' against gun violence  Bay Net

Students throughout St. Mary's County participated in the National Walkout Day.

2018 recap--St. Mary's |  Bay Net

St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office Dfc. Blaine Gaskill, right, speaks with Maryland Superintendent of Schools Karen Salmon at a ceremony in Annapolis at which ...

Great Mills students rally against gun violence, meet with Hogan, Jealous  Baltimore Sun

Jaxon O'Mara wishes she didn't have to do this. The 17-year-old Great Mills High School student wishes life could go back to the way it was before, when her ...

Great Mills High NJROTC finishes the year strong  So Md News

The Great Mills Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps recently held its final Battalion Quarters (unit formation) of the school year. The May 19 ceremony ...

Governor declines talk with Great Mills students |  Bay Net

Student activists run meet resistance from governor on gun reform and school safety.

'God's call' | EMT who aided 16-year-old shot at Md. HS almost didn't make it

“Who knows why I didn't go into work,” said Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Deputy Chief, Michael Cahall. Cahall told his fellow church members ...

Displaying school history | Spotlight  So Md News

Great Mills High School, which will hold its 88th commencement next month, is steeped in history ranging from its early years through the role it played in ...

Deceased = Toth, Francis Joseph, Jr. :: So. Md. Obituary  Southern Maryland Online

Francis Joseph Toth Jr., "Frankie", 62, of Great Mills, MD formerly from Piney Point, MD passed away at his home on June 10, 2019....Click for more.

Mourners gather at funeral for 16-year-old girl gunned down at her high school  ABC News

Friends and family of 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey gathered at her funeral *service* this morning after the teen was gunned down at her Maryland high school.

California resident Canniff signs with Penn State for soccer

Great Mills High School senior and California resident Jordan Canniff will spend the next four falls wearing Penn State University gear.

Pot brownies send Great Mills students to hospital  Bay Net

One juvenile has been charged after selling pot brownies to students at Great Mills High School.

Great Mills graduate Spence heads to play Frostburg State for basketball

Great Mills High School graduate Tyliek Spence is headed to Frostburg State University to play basketball.

St. Mary’s Co. students meet with Md. governor before gun violence rally  WTOP

WASHINGTON — Days before their planned rally on gun violence, students from Great Mills High School got a meeting with Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan.

Maryland school resource officer Blaine Gaskill "saved a great number of lives" during shooting  CBS News

GREAT MILLS, Md. -- Shots were fired inside a Maryland school Tuesday and the school was put on lockdown. But this time, it appears a school resource officer ...

Residents say they're shocked to learn 17-year-old neighbor was Md. school shooting suspect  FOX 5 DC

Neighbors of a teenage student who authorities said opened fire and wounded two classmates inside a Maryland high school say they were surprised to learn ...

CNN’s dicey interview with student on lockdown after Maryland school shooting  The Washington Post

"Can you stay on the phone with us as you walk out?," asks CNN host.

Great Mills athletic director Henley retiring | Spotlight  So Md News

After 40 years of *service*, Great Mills High School athletic director Brenda Henley is calling it a career.

St. Mary's quotes and photos of the year 2018

St. Mary's County newsmakers sum up the year that was, in their own words. A terrible day, and its aftermath. On the morning of March 20, Austin Rollins, 17, ...

'There's no limitations' for Md. high schooler crowned homecoming king with down syndrome  WJLA

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (ABC7) — In the classroom, Bailey Mewhinney is no different than any other high school student at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's ...

Great Mills graduate Whigan heads to Penn State football

Anthony Whigan, a Great Mills High School graduate from Lexington Park, is off to Penn State to play football.

Southern Maryland tennis players serve up success at Breton Bay Open

There is a tradition tennis players from all across Southern Maryland come together for each year during Memorial Day weekend.

Deceased = Miles, James Melton :: So. Md. Obituary  Southern Maryland Online

James Melton Miles, age 65, affectionately known as "Jingles", of Lexington Park, MD, was suddenly called to eternal rest on Monday, July 29, 2019 at...Click for ...

School safety bills take on more urgency in Maryland General Assembly after shootings  Baltimore Sun

Days after a triple shooting at a St. Mary's County high school thrust Maryland into the center of a national reckoning over gun violence, state lawmakers on ...

Mark Alan Kiger, 57 | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

Mark Alan Kiger, 57, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on April 5th, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mark was born on July 27th, 1961 ...

Deceased = Ratliff, Mark Steven :: So. Md. Obituary  Southern Maryland Online

Mark Steven Ratliff, 62, of Great Mills, MD passed away Thursday, February 28 2019, at his residence. He was born on July 19, 1956 in...Click for more.

Great Mills football is hungry to get the season started

With temperatures around 90 degrees on Tuesday afternoon at Great Mills High School, the Hornets football team was out on the practice field in preparation for ...

A look at past incidents of violence in and around Maryland schools  Baltimore Sun

The shooting at Great Mills High School in Southern Maryland on Tuesday morning, in which two students were wounded and a third, the alleged shooter, was ...

After Maryland school shooting, some state lawmakers react with pessimism over preventing gun violence  Baltimore Sun

When Republican state Del. Deborah C. Rey heard the nation's latest school shooting was unfolding at one of the three public high schools in her rural Southern ...

Mother of girl killed in Md. school shooting unsure how to move forward on gun laws  WTOP

In March, a 17-year-old boy shot and killed 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey at Great Mills High School. Students from the school will be holding a rally in Annapolis…

Deceased = Kiger, Mark Alan :: So. Md. Obituary  Southern Maryland Online

Mark Alan Kiger, 57, of Lexington Park, MD passed away on April 5th, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Mark was born...Click for more.

William Edward "Ed" Sanner, Jr. 72 | Southern Maryland News Net  Southern Maryland News Net

William Edward Sanner Jr., 72 of Lexington Park, MD passed away suddenly on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at Medstar St. Marys Hospital in Leonardtown MD.

Student describes chilling encounter with St. Mary’s Co. high school shooter  WTOP

Survivors of the shooting at Great Mills High School in St. Mary's County shared their stories, including some interactions with the shooter on the day of the…

Never Again: The School Shooting Generation |

Today's students have grown up in a post-Columbine world. After witnessing school shooting after school shooting, they're headed to the streets and the polls to ...

Great Mills Student Excels at Science Fair, Awarded Full Scholarship to Drexel University  Southern Maryland Online

On top of his junior level course load, Yu continued to put in hours of work each week towards the completion of his project, which included creating a detailed ...

Willey, girl shot at Great Mills High, dies of gunshot wound

The parents of a teenage girl, shot earlier this week by a fellow student at Great Mills High School, told reporters Thursday evening at a hospital that she would ...

Winners Crowned at AFA's StellarXplorers V National Finals Competition  Air Force Magazine

The Air Force Association's (AFA) StellarXplorers program recognized the winners of the fifth season of its National High School Space Challenge at an Awards ...

Md. students touched by gun violence seek support across state lines  WTOP

Different states, same pain: Students at Great Mills High in St. Mary's County and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida look to take their healing ...

Life-Saving School Safety Tip Line Dials MEMA In Maryland  Annapolis, MD Patch

Maryland Launches School Safety Tip Line - Annapolis, MD - Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the tip line will be for those concerned about potential ...

Maryland High School Shooter Dead, Two Classmates In Critical Condition – Update  Deadline

A Maryland high school was put on lockdown after a shooting, an incident that has been described as "contained."

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