Washington: A teenage girl left brain dead after she was wounded in a school shooting in Maryland died after she was removed from life support, local officials said on Saturday.
The girl, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey, was shot in the head by the attacker, with whom she had had a relationship.
Another student was wounded in Tuesday’s attack, and the assailant — also a student — was shot and killed by a police officer stationed at the high school in southern Maryland.
Writing on behalf of the Willey family, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff's Office issued a statement “with heavy hearts and great sadness,” saying that Jaelynn Willey died at 11.34 pm (local time) on Friday “surrounded by her family.”
Her parents told a news conference late on Friday that their daughter was brain dead and would be taken off of life support.
“My daughter was hurt by a boy who shot her in the head and took everything from us,” said her mother, Melissa Willey, according to The Washington Post....