UPDATE: Bail Hearing Scheduled for Accused Perry Hall High Shooter

Robert W. Gladden Jr. is scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court Thursday.

UPDATE (10:53 a.m., Sept. 13)—


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 for 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 was announced on Sept. 4.

He was arrested on the morning of Aug. 27 after police say he brought a into the school and shot 17-year-old special needs student in the lower back. According to police, Gladden also shot a second round while being detained by guidance counselor and other teachers.

Borowy, who was seriously injured in the shooting, was 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.

number9dream September 13, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Joe - On those points we can agree.
Emily Kimball September 13, 2012 at 02:54 PM
UPDATE (10:53 a.m., Sept. 13)—Gladden Bail Denied Pending Mental Health Evaluation - http://patch.com/A-xJD3
Trudie September 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM
TMR, I Couldn't have said it better. I too recieved a text that day, 40 min. after the shooting that said "Mom I'm OK" 40 min...of terror. My child couldn't get to her phone because the classoom lights were turned off, doors were locked, and all the students were huddled in the back of the room. It took three hours before SWAT teams were able to get her out of the school. Our students were led out by teams with guns drawn, mirrors to check around each corner they went around..."absolutley terrirfying" is how my child described being led out. NO child who brings a firearm to school should EVER be allowed back in a public school. TMR, to hear that this boy has been trouble all these years only frustrates me further! There is a FB page" Bobby Gladden,The truth" that makes excuses for his behavior. They call PHHS a joke & Blame Mr Wasmer (the hero in all this) for ignoring his pleas for help against bullies. I find it hard to believe that the Guidance on staff at PHHS would ignore a child in need. I have had only experienced swift action from the staff at PH when I needed any help .(having 4 student go through the school) The excuses from Gladden supporters is yet another reason to keep him in custody. He needs as much professional help as possible.
TMR September 14, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Trudie, Thank you. It's nice to know that I am not alone in my thinking. It it so absolutely frustrating to read these posts from people who have absolutely no idea of what we all went through on that day. No child should ever have to have those memories of their first day of school. Even more frustrating is the fact that this boy shouldn't even have been allowed to be in school with our children, considering his long time record of issues with BCPS. We can only hope he won't get bail and cannot continue to be a threat to our kids.
JD1 September 14, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Number9 - exactly it's a no win. So let's not endanger other students just because this kid is a lost cause - for whatever reason. Expelling students is not about them - it's about all of the other students who have a right to learn in a safe and orderly environment and teachers who have a right to teach in a school and workplace that is safe and free from disruptions.


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