FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Md. School Shooter Charged As Adult

August 28, 2012  | 

Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr. Photo: Baltimore County P.D.
Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr. Photo: Baltimore County P.D.

The 15-year-old Perry Hall High School student suspected of shooting a 17-year-old classmate on Monday will face attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault charges, reports ABC News.

Robert Wayne Gladden Jr., who is being held withour bail, is accused of opening fire in the school's cafeteria on the first day of school, critically wounding another student and prompting the lockdown and evacuation of campus. Two school staff members reportedly tackled the shooter and pinned him up against a vending machine until police arrived on the scene.

Authorities believe Gladden brought a disassembled shotgun to school and put it back together when he was on campus before opening fire in the cafeteria. The boy's father says his son was bullied.

The critically wounded victim remains in the hospital. Several other students suffered minor injuries during the melee that occurred after the shooting.

Related:

Md. Student Shot On First Day of School

Tags: Campus Safety, School Shootings, Active Shooters, Juvenile Crime


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

MSB @ 8/28/2012 8:16 PM

The quick response by the school counselor, the school resource officer, as well as the rest of the Baltimore County Police Department is a tribute to the training, preparedness and professionalism of Baltimore County government. If not for the quick orderly response by all, this could have been a much larger tragedy. Best wishes to the physically injured young man as well as the others who have been emotionally affected as well. BCoPD – great job as usual!

Juan 0-13 @ 8/29/2012 7:50 AM

As a former Resource Officer I commend the quick effective response by all......Kudos to all!

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

California Officer Gravely Wounded in Early Morning Gunbattle
A San Bernardino (Calif.) PD officer shot in the head this morning near 19th Street and...
Police Work, Pregnancy Collide in Ky. Town
A pregnant Kentucky officer's request for desk duty when she was five months pregnant was...
Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's...
Video: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester
A police officer who pointed a rifle at people in Ferguson on Tuesday night and threatened...
Woman Killed by Stray Police Bullet in Orlando Bar Shooting
An Orlando police officer mistakenly shot and killed an innocent woman during a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine