UPDATE (10:53 a.m., Sept. 13)—Gladden Bail Denied Pending Mental Health Evaluation
UPDATE (11:58 a.m., Sept. 12)—The 15-year-old accused of shooting another student in Perry Hall High School's cafeteria on the first day of school is expected to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court on Thursday.
Judge John Grason Turnbull, II is scheduled to review a bail hearing for Robert W. Gladden Jr. at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 13 in Courtroom 15, Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger announced.
Gladden, a Kingsville resident, is charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, and first degree assault and reckless endangerment against six students and three Perry Hall High School faculty members. His 29-count indictment was announced on Sept. 4.
He was arrested on the morning of Aug. 27 after police say he brought a Westfield double-barrel shotgun into the school and shot 17-year-old special needs student Daniel Borowy in the lower back. According to police, Gladden also shot a second round while being detained by guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer and other teachers.
Borowy, who was seriously injured in the shooting, was released from Maryland Shock Trauma on Monday.
A previous bail hearing for Gladden was scheduled for Aug. 29, but postponed because he was still being held at a "local medical facility," Shellenberger announced. Police previously said that Gladden was undergoing a mental evaluation at a hospital.
Shellenberger's office declined to comment on any proposed restrictions on Gladden if granted bail.
Baltimore County Public Schools Policy 5550 calls for a one-year expulsion for any student found in "Possession and/or use of a firearm on school property."
Diana Spencer, a system spokesperson, said she was unable to comment on whether this policy would be in force if Gladden was granted bail.
"We cannot confirm that any specific student has been expelled because we cannot violate student privacy," Spencer stated in an email to Patch.