Five days after a shooting that stole the life of their classmate, students at a Maryland high school gathered to remember 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey.
Willey was in the hallway of Great Mills High School in Saint Mary's County on Tuesday morning when police say Austin Rollins pointed a semi-automatic handgun at her and fired. She died Thursday night after her parents announced they had decided to remove her from life support.
Students, parents, teachers and school officials gathered at a park Sunday not far from the school where Rollins opened fire.
They chanted "We are Great Mills," comforted each other and thanked the police and medics who raced to the school the day of the shooting.
"For all of our parents: Please know what's going on in your child's life," one man said at the gathering.
"It's not the phone. It's not the Xbox. Are we giving them the love that they need?" another man said passionately.
Willey's family was also at the vigil and could be seen speaking to first responders and others.
Some Great Mills High School students participated in the March for Our Lives on the National Mall Saturday to advocate for gun control and speak out against gun violence.