The Baltimore Sun is reporting that one student has been shot on the first day of school at Baltimore County’s Perry Hall High School. The student, whose name has not been reported, has been flown to shock trauma. According to police, students are being escorted to the Perry Hall Shopping Center. The shooter is apparently in custody.
Another site claims that the shooter was a victim of bullying and assembled the rifle used in the crime in the bathroom.
UPDATE: Police have charged Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr., 15, with attempted first-degree murder and assault. He has been charged as an adult, the Baltimore Sun reports.
The victim remains in critical condition at an area hospital.
Several news organizations are reporting that a Facebook post from a Perry Hall student read “first day of school, last day of my life,” but it has not been officially confirmed to be the Facebook page of Gladden.
The family of the shooter has issued the following statement: “We are horrified. We did not see this coming and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and the victim’s family.”
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