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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Authorities say a man has been fatally shot at a Delaware elementary school and a person of interest has been identified.

News outlets report Dover police say the shooting wasn't random and there's no threat to Towne Point Elementary School. A police release says officers responding to a report of shots fired at the school Tuesday night found 39-year-old Derrick Combs dead with multiple gunshot wounds. Police say no students were present during the shooting.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Thousands of Virginia students are expected to hold a rally at the State Capitol as part of a nationwide protest against school violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

The National School Walkout has been organized in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

Students across the country are planning to leave their schools at 10 a.m. Friday.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Thousands of students in Virginia plan to walk out of school Friday as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre.

The National School Walkout has been organized in response to the mass shooting in February in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 students and faculty members dead.

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GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - Students at a southern Maryland high school have returned to class for the first time since a student shot and killed a former girlfriend and then himself.

Community members lined the street and held signs of support Tuesday as students at Great Mills High School arrived at campus.

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HOLLYWOOD, Md. (AP) - Mourners have remembered the teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school.

The Baltimore Sun reports that the hundreds who attended Thursday's service for 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey watched a montage of her with her eight siblings and received a card inscribed with her "best ever" chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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Accomack County Sheriffs have arrested a 14-year-old for making threats to shoot up the Tangier Combined School.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Sheriff’s office got a call around 5:38 on the afternoon of March 13th that someone had threatened the school.

Tangier Combined School has students from kindergarten through 12th grade and are all housed in the same building.

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The Delaware House of Representatives has approved a measure that would allow police to temporarily take firearms from someone based on a mental health work’s judgment that he or she is a danger to themselves or others.

The vote was unanimous – 30-to-0.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the measure was introduced before the mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that took 17 lives.

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - Authorities say the student who fatally shot a female classmate at a Maryland high school had killed himself during a confrontation with a school resource officer.

New details released by the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office on Monday show that 17-year-old Austin Rollins fired one fatal shot to his head.

The sheriff's office says the school resource officer also fired his weapon, striking the gun in Rollins' hand.

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GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - A 16-year-old girl shot earlier this week at her Maryland high school has died.
The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said Friday that Jaelynn Willey died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday.
Earlier Thursday night, Willey's family said Jaelynn would be taken off life support at University of Maryland Prince George's Hospital Center.
Jaelynn was shot in the head Tuesday morning at Great Mills High School by 17-year-old Austin Rollins. Police say the two had been in a relationship that recently ended.

GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) - In the latest school shooting in America, the gunfire was over and done with in less than a minute.

This time, the shooter, a 17-year-old student, was killed. A 16-year-old girl, who authorities said had some type of relationship with the shooter, was critically injured. A 14-year-old boy was also wounded.

Tuesday's shooting occurred at Great Mills High School in southern Maryland, about 60 miles south of the nation's capital. It came a month after 17 people were killed at a Florida high school.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - Responding to President Donald Trump's recent proposal to provide firearms to some school personnel, the Baltimore Teachers Union called on the governor of Maryland to take a strong opposing stance against the idea.

The city's teacher union said in a statement Tuesday that Gov. Larry Hogan should refuse to "accept any federal dollars to support arming teachers here in Baltimore City and across the state of Maryland."

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Schools are gearing up for a planned student walkout tomorrow on the one month anniversary of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the Wicomico County Board of Education said it is working with the Student Government Association presidents at each high school to prepare for the day to honor those who lost their lives.

Meanwhile, in Somerset County the Superintendent John Gaddis issued an email that said was finalizing it plans for the walkout.

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BEL AIR, Md. (AP) - Citing safety concerns, a Maryland school system has explicitly banned students form walking out of school next week as part of a nationwide protest against gun violence.

The Baltimore Sun reports Harford County Public Schools Superintendent Barbara Canavan distributed a letter Thursday saying students will be presented a "learning module" through which they can express opinions, followed by a moment of silence, instead of walking out March 14. Students who walk out may be disciplined.

BALTIMORE (AP) - Hundreds of Baltimore students have marched on City Hall to protest gun violence and call for stricter gun control legislation weeks after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 dead.

The Baltimore Sun reports students from multiple high schools walked out of class Tuesday, chanting "Grades up! Guns down!" during a 5-mile (8-kilometer) march to the plaza outside City Hall, where Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa offered support.

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On March 14 many students across the nation will stage a walkout at 10 a.m. on the one month anniversary of the Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead. In Delaware a number of students have been coordinating those efforts in the First State. At John Dickinson High School Sofia Rose who is a senior and editor in chief of the school newspaper is involved in the organizing. Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with her about what motivated to take action and what she hopes to accomplish.

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Delaware high school students are planning a walk out for March 14th to protest gun violence.

The march comes on the heels of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Ellen Schlecht, a sophomore at Ursuline Academy, told the Wilmington News Journal that it was time “to take a stand and change our community.”

The paper reports that students at around 20 Delaware schools are organizing walkouts for the one month anniversary of the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

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As the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School return to class this week the shooting that left 17 dead has started a firestorm over restricting gun ownership. Delmarva Public Radio Donovan Mack spoke with a number of Salisbury University students on their reaction action to the shooting in this report filed by News Director Don Rush.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - A judge ruled that a Maryland teen who brought a loaded handgun to school the day after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, will remain in jail without bond, citing troubling journal entries and the student's ability to build guns.

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The Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead has the nation reeling and politicians scrambling to respond. President Donad Trump praised the first responders and expressed condolences for those who lost their lives. But students at the high school are now demanding action on gun safety.

Last week also saw the failure of the U.S. Senate to approve legislation that would have allowed those undocumented immigrants who came to this country as children to stay under the DACA program.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.

The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil outside, reading off the names of the 17 victims, as well as others killed in mass shootings, before the fundraiser for sheriff's deputy Aaron Penman.

The Facebook posting for Penman's event said gun winners would have to complete background checks.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - House lawmakers are set to vote this week on a bill aimed at protecting Delaware school students and teachers from shootings.

The bill to be voted on Tuesday requires all new school construction and major school renovation projects to include measures to prevent a gunman from wreaking havoc.

The construction standards include an intruder alarm, bulletproof glass in entrance areas and on interior doors and windows, and doors that can be locked from either side with a key.

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FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - Students have returned to two schools in Frederick that were closed following a shooting that wounded two teenage boys.
A Frederick County Public Schools spokesman says Frederick High School and West Frederick Middle School reopened without incident Friday, two days after the shooting.
Police haven't announced any arrests in the Wednesday night shooting outside the Frederick High gymnasium, where a juvenile varsity basketball game with a crosstown rival was underway.

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Patrick McLaw, who was suspended two weeks ago as an 8th grade teacher at Maces Lane Middle School in Dorchester County and is author of a science fiction novel about a school shooting in the far distant future, is speaking out.

Authorities say that they acted only after he wrote a four page letter not because of the novels which were published several years ago.

Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis says the letter which was sent to several of his colleagues was the cause for concern along with a handmade model of a school that was found in a search of McLaw’s home.

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A teacher at Mace’s Lane Middle School in Cambridge has been suspended after publication of a science fiction novel about of a school shooting in the far distant future.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s office says a K-9 search of Patrick McLaw's home was carried out in Wicomico County.

Sheriff James Phillips said no weapons were found.

He said that McLaw is no longer in the area but is currently at a location known by law enforcement and does not have the ability to travel anywhere.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee is considering a bill that requires emergency alarm systems in all Delaware schools.

The bill to be discussed Wednesday requires each school district to equip its schools with panic buttons that could be used to alert law enforcement authorities of a security threat. The alarm system would have to be capable of being manually activated from at least one location within the school.

The bill as initially written requires that the alarm systems be silent and not simultaneously activate an audible alarm within the school itself.

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TOWSON, Md. (AP) - A high school sophomore has been indicted on 29 counts related to the shooting of a classmate at a suburban Baltimore school.

Baltimore County prosecutors announced Tuesday that a grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. on nine counts of attempted murder, nine counts of first-degree assault and nine counts of reckless endangerment, along with two gun charges.

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PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-boy has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a shooting at a Baltimore County High School.

Baltimore County police said Tuesday that Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr., also has been charged with first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

WBAL says that his Facebook page yesterday morning under the name “Suicidal Smile,” Gladden wrote, “First day of school, last day of my life.”

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PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a student who was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school was shot at random.

Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said at a news conference Monday afternoon that officers believed that the shooter, who was also a student at Perry Hall High School, fired at random and struck the 17-year-old victim.

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PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) - A student has been shot at a Baltimore County high school, and police say a suspect is in custody.

County police say the Perry Hall High School student was flown to a hospital after being shot Monday morning. Police say a suspect was taken into custody after the shooting but did not provide additional details.

WJZ-TV showed video of a shirtless male with his hands behind his back being put into a police cruiser.

The school is being evacuated. Police say students were escorted to the Perry Hall Shopping Center, and parents met them there.