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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.

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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.
 

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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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