Jaelynn Willey
Jaelynn Willey

LEXINGTON PARK, Md. – Sheriff Tim Cameron, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office Chaplain Corps invite the public to a memorial and remembrance ceremony on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2 pm to mark the four-year anniversary of the shooting at Great Mills High School and to remember other local victims of violent crime.

On March 20, 2018, a Great Mills High School student shot two other students, which ultimately took the life of 16-year-old student Jaelynn Willey. School Resource Officer Blaine Gaskill confronted and stopped the shooter. 

“On March 20, 2018, our community was turned upside down by the shooting at Great Mills High School,” said Pastor Charlie Wharton. “As many of us look back at that day, we sense a loss of innocence — not just in the people who died, but in the impact it had on the community,” he said. 

“This memorial is not just to mark the violence done at the school, it is also to remember all the people from throughout the county who have died because of violence,” Pastor Wharton said. “We invite you to join us at Great Mills High School to place flowers in honor of those who have died at the hands of others and reaffirm our commitment to stand up against violence in St. Mary’s County,” he said. 

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  1. I absolutely support Jaelynn’s Law.
    It does not interfere with 2A .
    It does impact irresponsible gun owners as it should .

    1. Thank you so much for your support on this!! Waiting for it to get voted on!!

    2. If you reverse your comment you would be correct.
      The Second Amendment creates a right to self defense. This bill makes it a crime for anyone under 18 to use a firearm in self defense in their own home.
      It does absolutely NOTHING to stop or discourage irresponsible gun owners. An irresponsible gun owner is by definition irresponsible. Studies show, over and over, that raising the penalty for a crime doesn’t impact its rate of occurrence. Its a waste of time and resources.

    3. “It does not interfere with 2A .”
      “It does impact irresponsible gun owners as it should .”
      An unloaded gun is like keeping your gasoline in cans, stored away from your vehicle with an empty tank, or having batteries stored in a cool dry place while your flashlight is empty by your bed side when the storm hits or having empty salt and pepper shakers on the table while the salt and pepper is stored in the cabinet.
      Most items are useless unless they are ready for immediate use. But as is usually the case, ‘they’ try to penalize the majority for a few’s fault.

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