GREAT MILLS, Md. (WJZ) — It’s been one year since a student opened fire in the hallways of Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, taking the life of a 16-year-old girl.
Jaelynn Willey will be remembered Wednesday as the state honors her life.
At ceremony was held at Great Mills High Wednesday morning and Jaelynn’s parents attended.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan marked the day with a moment of silence.
“We continue to keep the family of Jaelynn Willey, the young girl killed in that senseless act of violence, in our prayers, and we stand # with the entire community,” Hogan tweeted.
Willey’s mother asked people to wear teal to honor her daughter’s life.
Willey died on March 22, two days after the March 20 school shooting.
Seventeen-year-old Austin Rollins shot and killed Willey and injured another student before he shot himself as a sheriff’s deputy confronted him.
On Wednesday, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s office was investigating several threats made against area schools on social media Tuesday.