Teen charged as adult in school shooting

BALTIMORE, Md. (WMAR) - Baltimore County police have charged a 15-year-old as an adult in the shooting at Perry Hall High School that sent a 17-year-old student to the hospital.

Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr. has been charged with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault.

Officials say he is currently being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

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Baltimore County Police were called to the scene of the shooting at Perry Hall High School, and Perry Hall Middle School was quickly designated as a helicopter landing site.

Officials say Gladden was quickly taken into custody. They say the firearm used in the shooting was also recovered.

Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson said investigators are looking into a Facebook page that may have been the shooter's.

Students claiming to witness the incident say a teacher restrained the suspect.

Police confirm the heroic act of the staff member identified as school guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer .

"I want to make sure word gets out that we have some heroic and brave faculty members here at Perry Hall High School," Baltimore County School District Superintendent Dr. Dallas Dance said at a press conference Monday afternoon. "...We really want to congratulate them and let the public know that the crisis plan that's in place at Perry Hall High School was in fact followed today." ( FULL STORY )

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