(UPDATED with video and more Facebook photos below)
It is being reported that one student was injured in the shooting and flown to Shock Trauma. Students have been evacuated to nearby Perry Hall Shopping Center at the corner of Ebenezer and Belair roads, where parents can be reunited with their children.
One commenter over at the Perry Hall Patch claims that the shooter was 15-year-old Bobby Gladden. This has NOT been verified by police.
If he is indeed the shooter, however, one could certainly see this coming a mile away.
His most recent Facebook update from 5 hours ago reads:
“First day of school, last day of my life. t(~_~t), f–k the world.”
Under “Work and Education,” in addition to Perry Hall High School, he has listed, “The Manson Family,” and lists a title of “Murder Suicide.”
On top of that, he lists Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the two students who carried out the infamous Columbine shooting, as “Inspirational People.”
Ebenezer Road in Perry Hall has been closed to traffic and a police helicopter is now on the scene.
“I want to offer reassurance to everyone that the police department has the situation well under control,” said Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive. “It was a random act of shooting…It’s a difficult world we live in today. I kind of hoped Baltimore County would be immune, from this type of activity, but apparently we are not.”
UPDATE: Apparently, the gunman was subdued by three teachers/administrators from Perry Hall High before he could do any more damage. Kudos to the staff for acting so quickly and decisively!
UPDATE 2: The student who was shot was reportedly a 17-year-old special-ed student and is now in critical condition.
UPDATE 3: Robert Gladden, Jr. of Kingsville has officially been charged with attempted murder. Perry Hall High School students will return to school on Tuesday, one day after the shooting.
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[Top photo credit: Emily Kimball/Perry Hall Patch]