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Maryland student who bumped into shooter still fearful

March 29, 2018 - 9:38 AM

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A Maryland student who came face-to-face with a school shooter says she's afraid to return when classes resume next week.

During a school safety forum Wednesday at the People's Community Baptist Church, LeAire Livingston described her encounter with 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School.

WTOP-FM reports that Livingston said she was on her way to class on March 20 when she accidentally bumped into Rollins as he pointed a handgun at himself. She ran into a classroom.

Authorities say that moments before he was confronted by a school resource officer, Rollins fatally wounded 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey with a gunshot that also injured a 14-year-old boy.

They say the officer fired a round that hit the boy's weapon at about the same time that Rollins fatally shot himself.

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Information from: WTOP-FM, http://www.wtop.com

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