Wednesday, January 30, 2013
A hearing to decide whether 15-year-old Robert Gladden would be charged as an adult or juvenile will continue Thursday morning.
UPDATE (Feb. 8, 12:30 p.m.)—Adult charges will stand against the student accused of opening fire inside Perry Hall High School on the first day of school, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill, Jr. announced Friday morning. Find details on the closing arguments here. Accused Perry Hall Student Shooter To Be Charged As Adult --- UPDATE (Jan. 31, 5:30 p.m.)—Find details on the Thursday portion of the hearing, including recordings in which the accused Perry Hall student shooter claims he intended more victims and was not bullied by fellow students, here. Recordings: Accused Perry Hall Shooter Says He Intended More Victims, Was Not Bullied --- UPDATE (Jan. 31, 2:18 p.m.)—The hearing has been extended to resume on Feb. 8, …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
A hearing to decide whether adult charges against 15-year-old Robert Gladden will be changed to juvenile charges has been rescheduled for Jan. 30.
Following multiple postponements, a hearing to determine the state of charges against 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden, Jr. has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 30, State's Attorney for Baltimore County Scott Shellenberger announced on Tuesday. Gladden is accused of opening fire inside Perry Hall High School's cafeteria on the first day of school and seriously injuring another student. He was charged as an adult with nine counts of first-degree attempted murder, among other charges, in the Aug. 27 incident. Due to delays in holding a juvenile waiver hearing, the beginning of Gladden's criminal trial has also been rescheduled from Jan. 30 to Feb. 19. During the juvenile waiver hearing, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill, …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
A hearing to decide whether adult charges against 15-year-old Robert Gladden will be changed to juvenile charges has been postponed a second time.
A hearing to determine the state of charges against 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden, Jr. has been postponed a second time, and could cause a delay in his criminal court trial, Baltimore County Assistant State's Attorney John Cox confirmed on Thursday. Gladden is accused of opening fire inside Perry Hall High School's cafeteria on the first day of school and seriously injuring another student. He was charged as an adult with nine counts of first-degree attempted murder, among other charges, in the Aug. 27 incident. A juvenile waiver hearing for Gladden was first scheduled for Nov. 11, then postponed and rescheduled for Jan. 3, then postponed again. A rescheduled date for the hearing has not yet been determined, Cox said. During the juvenile…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Robert Gladden, Jr., 15 was charged as an adult in the Perry Hall High School student shooting on Aug. 27. A hearing on Jan. 3, could lead to those charges being changed to juvenile.
UPDATE (Jan. 3)—Postponed Hearing Could Delay Accused Perry Hall Student Shooter's Trial - http://patch.com/A-0MZF. --- The student accused of opening fire inside Perry Hall High School's cafeteria is requesting to be tried as a juvenile in Baltimore County Circuit Court. Judge Robert Cahill, Jr. is expected to make a final decision about whether 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden, Jr. should be tried as an adult during a juvenile waiver hearing on Jan. 3, Baltimore County Assistant State's Attorney John Cox confirmed. A previous juvenile waiver hearing was scheduled for Nov. 30, but canceled. Gladden's criminal trial is scheduled to begin on Jan. 30. "We intend to argue that he remain in adult court," Cox said, adding that the judge will …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Gun incidents at schools in Perry Hall and Essex prompted use of the new tools.
On-duty police officers in Baltimore County Public Schools have a new tool at their disposal—metal-detecting wands. The wands, intended to help school resource officers detect weapons on school grounds, are in direct response to the shooting at Perry Hall High School on Aug. 27 and gun incident at Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex on Sept. 11, according to Baltimore County Police Department Chief Jim Johnson. "I believe that the devices have the potential to enhance school security. Certainly, we believe that in the future, these devices could be effective at keeping weapons out of schools," Johnson said. Across the county, school resource officers are assigned to every public high school and all but five public middle schools. The …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Perry Hall guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer will be joined by Daniel Borowy.
The guidance counselor credited with heroically intervening during the August shooting at Perry Hall High School will throw out the first pitch Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Jesse Wasmer will throw out the first pitch before the first postseason game in Baltimore in 15 years. Wasmer will be accompanied by Perry Hall student Daniel Borowy, who was shot during the Aug. 27 incident, the Orioles announced Sunday morning. Read more Patch coverage of the shooting here. The Yankees visit the Orioles in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast on TBS.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Three county schools were investigated for potential threats Thursday.
Given two recent Baltimore County Public Schools gun incidents, school system officials aren't surprised the community is on edge. But they urge caution against taking stock in unsubstantiated rumors. "People need to be aware that we're aware of what's going on out there," said Charles Herndon, a school system spokesman. "We're living in the information age, so there's a lot of information out there but that doesn't mean all of it's accurate." As first reported by The Baltimore Sun, Lansdowne Middle School was evacuated for about 15 to 20 minutes Thursday morning following a bomb threat. Police investigated the threat after Lansdowne school staff notified the school's system main office. "We will take every threat seriously," Herndon said…
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Robert W. Gladden Jr. is scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday.
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 …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Parents of middle school students said they received little information from school officials about the incident.
A steady line of parents, many holding the hands of their pre-teen children, filed out of Stemmers Run Middle School in Essex late Tuesday morning. Police announced that the school was on lock-down after an eighth-grader brought a gun to school that morning. No one was injured during the incident, and officials said they do not plan to release further details until a 2 p.m. press briefing. Officials said the school day would go on as regularly scheduled. Still, anxious parents and TV news trucks gathered around the school's entrances. Vehicles crowded parking lots to the Mormon church and Save-A-Lot grocery store across Stemmers Run Road. Some ignored the growing media prescence, while others stopped to criticize school officials for not …
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Charges against the teen include nine counts of attempted murder.
Updated (5:10 p.m.)—A teen charged as an adult in the shooting at Perry Hall High School faces nine counts of attempted murder as part of an indictment handed up Tuesday by a Baltimore County grand jury. Robert Gladden Jr. also faces nine counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, as well as one count each of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime and carrying a weapon on school property. Andrew Piper, Gladden's stepfather, remains charged with possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. Police searched Piper's home in the hours after the shooting and discovered weapons locked in a safe, according to a statement released by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger. Piper also faces drug charges …