Tag: school shooting
Updated 6 p.m.
A teen was planning a school shooting in Towson, but he’s now in custody after being caught breaking into cars over the weekend, according to Baltimore County police.
Hey, kids, I’ve got a tip for you. If you ever get stressed out about school, one thing you should not do is threaten to shoot up the school. That’s what 18-year-old Towson student Matthew Cole did last week, according to WJZ. And then he promptly got arrested.
The Baltimore Police are “investigating an incident” at two KIPP Academy charter schools in Northwest Baltimore. According to the Baltimore Sun, SWAT teams have responded as well. “Students are doing an amazing job and are calm and secure,” the school posted on its Facebook page. Parents with students at either school are being asked to report to Poly-Western High School. Follow the Baltimore Police Twitter feed for more updates…
Katherine Newman isn’t just the new dean of Johns Hopkins’ School of Arts & Sciences; she also happens to be an expert on school shootings — and, sadly, she’s getting plenty of chances to use her expertise these days. In the aftermath of the Newtown shootings last week, Newman spoke with CNN about the warning signs and common factors that link these tragedies.
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.”