Alleged Perry Hall Shooter Identified, Charged With Attempted Murder

Robert Gladden Jr. was charged Tuesday with attempted murder and assault.

UPDATED (11:11 a.m.)—The 15-year-old accused in has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder.

Robert Wayne Gladden Jr., 15, of the 8500 block of Bradshaw Road in Kingsville, was also charged with first-degree assault, according to online court records.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 7. Gladden is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Police said yesterday that a student entered Perry Hall's cafeteria shortly before 11 a.m. Monday—the first day of school—with a shotgun and fired one shot that , a student at the school.

Gladden fired a second shot into the ceiling of the cafeteria as , according to court records.

Baltimore County police Chief James Johnson is set to address the media and discuss the case later Tuesday morning.

Stay with Patch for more on this breaking story.


Patch Associate Regional Editor Bryan P. Sears contributed to this article.

pyschstuff August 29, 2012 at 05:48 AM
ARG a- something to keep in mind about bullying- victims sometimes also become bullys and resort to aggression, taunting and other acts such as this. The research about violence is clear on contributing factors-and there's several, and its more of an interaction of several factors, including parenting style (too permissive, too controlling, indifference, absense of warmth-none are good), effects of a troubled marriage/divorce, exposure to traumatic violence, exposure to abuse (physical, sexual or verbal), relationship to attachment figures (parents)..... all that to say- its complex. It can be identified early on however, well, yea, thats complex too! As many here said (in so many words) us humans have that human factor going on, dont we? What one of us wouldnt end up where he did in the same circumstances? Resilliency, exposure to stress, positive protective factors that exist(like social support networks), drug addictions?! The human factor. Could be any one of us!
Jill Angel August 29, 2012 at 10:59 AM
I couldn't have said what I feel any better!
Kathleen Walther August 30, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Initially.I got a FB page only to monitor our daughter's FB page on a daily basis. Where was the supervision in this 15 year old's life? If I had seen anything like what was on his FB page ( and I would bet this wasn't his first FB entry with questionable comments included)), the computer would have been taken away,and a MAJOR discussion between parents and child would have ensued. We probably would also have sought some kind of serious counseling for her through the school and privately, if necessary. I agree with a previous comment that children are NOT born to hate others - they learn it from their parents/guardians. I've experienced, first-hand, the disgusting racism of one set of parents within our daughter's circle of friends. It was just that- -DISGUSTING! a young girl bring told that if she dated a particular boy that her father would disown her. That young girl telling the boy to hide / duck down in my car when she saw her mother. These sane parents claim to be such wonderful parents, as they model nothing but hatred for others. These same patents who depended upon others to let them know about their own daughter's entities on FB and other social media. Where were they?? Probably too busy mouthing off about young boys of other races who did NOTHING to them except like their daughter. The mother making nasty comments about my daughter's mother (me) directly to a 17 year old girl. These parents are modeling negative behaviors of hatred and intolerance.
Elle September 02, 2012 at 06:29 AM
My heart goes out to the boy who was shot but my heart also goes out to the boy who did the shooting. He was bullied and he didn't get the help he needed, from his parents, or his school. The boys who bullied him should be expelled from school. The parent who owned the gun should face charges. The boy should not face jailtime, he should instead, be given the help that he needs.
SnakeSkin September 06, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Kevin the help he needs is jail time!! Maybe not life, but something or maybe life in a mental facility. Yeah he was bullied I understand what it's like because I was bullied as a kid. We move on. We get stronger. Go to the gym. exercise makes you feel better, not violence!!


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