The suspect is currently undergoing a mental health evaluation.Police are looking into any previous run-ins the suspect had with police or other authorities.
Link: Charging Documents Police say Gladden went to his first two classes and then the cafeteria.At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the injured student and his family. It was wonderful to be able to see him walking up the street and give him a hug. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited the school last week.“I’ve spoken with County Executive Kamenetz, and we will continue to support all of our local partners in Baltimore County. I’m just thankful he’s OK,” said mother Doris of her son Tyler. They were originally being evacuated to Perry Hall Shopping Center across the street from the school at the corner of Ebenezer Road and Belair Road. “My thoughts are with the Perry Hall High School community — students, families and faculty — in this difficult time.Police say Gladden then went to get the shotgun and put it in his clothing.Police say they do not believe anyone in the school saw the gun before the incident. That’s when guidance counselor, Jesse Wasmer, rushed the suspect. Link: Guidance Counselor Lauded As A Hero Other educators rushed the suspect, and a second shot was fired during that struggle. After this, Gladden was held and taken into custody.School is open on Tuesday and there is enhanced security. I kind of hoped Baltimore County would be immune, from this type of activity, but apparently we are not.” Kamenetz said it was important for school to be open Tuesday. “An usual event does not alter what the daily events should be.” Baltimore County Executive, Police Chief, Schools Chief Hold News Conference: One student told WJZ it was his first day of public school and he saw the shooting.
Many students attended a morning vigil before school started Tuesday. Link: Students Organize Prayer Vigil As School Resumes One Day After Shooting “I want to offer reassurance to everyone that the police department has the situation well under control,” said Kamenetz. He says there was a lot of blood and saw the student shot in the back.
They say he placed his bag with the gun in a nearby bathroom.
Police say food or paper was thrown at the table near where Gladden was sitting during lunch.
(WJZ) — Police are revealing new information about the 15-year-old accused of smuggling a shotgun into Perry Hall High School and shooting a classmate.
Mike Hellgren reports Robert Gladden has been charged as adult with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault. His family issued the following statement: “Our son, Daniel, was critically injured on his first day at school. We would like to ask the public, our family and friends to respect our privacy at this time and keep Daniel in your thoughts and prayers.” Police say Gladden brought a broken down shotgun into school and came on the school bus.
Latest Video: Students recounted to WJZ what they saw during the shooting.