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BREAKING: Family of Maryland school shooting victim Jaelynn Willey releases statement

Jaelynn Willey is the 16-year-old girl seriously injured in a shooting at Great Mills High School in Maryland

UPDATE: Thursday, 8:58 p.m.

Jaelynn Willey’s family announced Thursday night that the 16-year-old girl would be taken off life support. Full story here.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The family of one of the victims of Tuesday’s school shooting in Maryland has issued a press statement identifying the girl.

A family friend shared with CrimeOnline a statement from Timothy Cormier, the uncle of Jaelynn Willey, who was reportedly shot at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the 16-year-old girl suffered life-threatening injuries and is being treated at a trauma hospital.

“This morning, our family was devastated to learn that our beautiful Jaelynn was one of the victims in a school shooting at her high school, Great Mills. Jaelynn is an amazing young lady, whose peaceful presence and love of her fellow students and family is known throughout her Maryland-based school,” the statement reads.

We know that many of you are anxious to hear about her condition, and we will update you when we can. For now, we just ask for privacy for the families as we deal with the shock of this situation. For those that are looking for a way to help, please keep Jaelynn and our family in your prayers.

A family friend has launched a YouCaring crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for medical costs and to ensure that her family can be with her.

 

 

[Feature image: Jaelynn Wiley/YouCaring]