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GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Guard Who STOPPED School Shooter Throws FIRST PITCH

posted by Hannity Staff - 4.05.18

The armed security guard who successfully confronted a school shooter received a standing ovation at the Washington Nationals’ opening game Thursday; throwing out the first pitch as locals applauded the hero’s selfless actions.

Images appeared on social media within minutes after Blaine Gaskill, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy who responded within seconds of a student opening fire at a local school, threw the first pitch in the nation’s capital.

Gaskill was thrust into national headlines last month when he confronted an active school shooter, forcing the attacker to abandon his plans and turn the gun on himself.

“Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we’ll be able to determine if our school resource officer’s round struck the shooter.”

GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Armed Guard WHO STOPPED School Massacre IDENTIFIED

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.20.18

The school security officer who “engaged” a would-be murderer in southeast Maryland Tuesday has been identified by local officials; with parents around the country praising his heroic actions that saved countless lives of students and faculty.

According to the Washington Post, police have named Blaine Gaskill, a 34-year old St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Deputy, as the guard who fired at least one shot at the unnamed attacker; stopping the rampage before any fatalities occurred.

While law enforcement have confirmed that Gaskill and the shooter exchanged fire, they claim it could take days to determine if the guard’s bullet was the one that struck and killed the assailant.

“Officials didn’t confirm whether Gaskill hit the attacker, who was pronounced dead at and has not been identified, or whether he took his own life,” writes the Post.  “St. Mary’s County Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron said there was ‘no question’ that Gaskill’s quick arrival at the scene and immediate engagement with the shooter prevented more injuries.”

A 16 year old female student and a 14 year old male student were injured during the incident; with no known motive at this time.

GOOD GUY WITH A GUN: Armed School Officer TAKES DOWN Shooter, Saves Lives

posted by Hannity Staff - 3.20.18

A lone gunman was shot and killed Tuesday morning after opening fire at a southeast Maryland high school; being stopped by a heroic armed security officer who engaged the shooter within seconds.

According to Fox News, the suspect is the only fatality; with one male and one female student injured during the ordeal.

“Our school resource officer was alerted to the event. he pursued the shooter, engaged the shooter, fired a round at the shooter,” St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron said. “The shooter fired a round as well. In the hours and days to come, we’ll be able to determine if our school resource officer’s round struck the shooter.”

The armed guard’s actions prevented the likely deaths of countless students and staff, and highlights President Trump’s recent push to “harden” America’s schools from future mass shootings.

The Commander-in-Chief called for armed teachers and more security guards in the wake of last months’ deadly attack on a south Florida high school; saying “We have to harden our schools, not soften them. A gun free zone to a killer, that’s like going in for ice cream.”

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