Tue August 28, 2012
Alleged Perry Hall High School Shooter Identified (Update)
PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a 15-year-boy has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a shooting at a Baltimore County High School.
Baltimore County police said Tuesday that Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr., also has been charged with first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
WBAL TV.com says that his Facebook page yesterday morning under the name “Suicidal Smile,” Gladden wrote, “First day of school, last day of my life.”
The station also reports that Gladden’s father told reporters that his son had been bullied, but gave no further details.
Authorities say the student opened fire on the first day of classes Monday at Perry Hall High School, allegedly getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers. A hospital spokeswoman said the 17-year-old victim remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
And NBC affiliate WBAL TV.com reports that the victim is special needs student, but has not been identified.