Bail Hearing for Accused Perry Hall Shooter Canceled

Robert W. Gladden Jr. is charged as an adult in Monday's shooting of a fellow student at the high school.

A Wednesday bail review hearing for Robert W. Gladden Jr. has been canceled.

Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger, in a one sentence statement Wednesday morning, said Gladden "remains at a local medical facility."

Gladden, 15, is accused of shooting , 17, on Monday at the Perry Hall High School cafeteria. He is and first-degree assault.

During a , county officials said Gladden was undergoing a mental health evaluation at a local hospital.

Theresa August 29, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I agree, they are children! Keep that in mind, broken CHILDREN, not an adult.
Theresa August 29, 2012 at 07:49 PM
I agree. Pray for our children, do not give up on them!
Theresa August 29, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Help is the word, and what he needs. People seem to be missing he said it was the first day of school, and the end of "my" life. Not others. I think he was planning on suicide in front of others.
Theresa August 29, 2012 at 07:54 PM
and yes I know he had lots of rounds, but if suicidal he grabbed rounds, not planned. And drinking is a depressive.
DaughterOfAKing August 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
AMEN! We need to remember that this young man is still somebody's child. And that children are not born bad. They are raised in an environment that is bad. This boy needs love, guidance, and help...not hate. May the Lord cover him through this.
DaughterOfAKing August 29, 2012 at 09:18 PM
The Mole August 29, 2012 at 09:50 PM
@ddbbs Interesting point about other kids talking about the boy being bullied.I wondered if they are also being bullied by the kids.He will be locked up for a long time .Get well Faniel
The Mole August 29, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Sorry Get well Daniel
Baltimore County Parent August 29, 2012 at 11:14 PM
You should see the crap these supposed bullies are posting on Twitter. As a mother of a male child with long hair that listens to metal music I know how my own son has been picked on, bullied and been called names because he is different and not wearing his pants hangin off his butt to the point that he wanted to hurt himself. So I believe Bobby just needed help long before this situation got to this point. I know I check my son's facebook and I"m aware of things when my child isn't acting right the difference is I got him the help he needs. Bobby apparently didn't get that. Yes he should be punished for his actions but he doesn't need to spend the rest of his life in jail he also needs help. I'm praying for both of them boys. Both his father and step father have a criminal history of drug abuse and violent charges whether found guilty or not. If you look at it online you will also see what seems to be a stressful family court situation that he was involved in between his parents. School should of been a place he could go to get away from all that not be tortured by bullies. The schools should definitely also be addressing the bullying issue in the schools not acting like it doesn't happen and its all he said she said like they do and I know they do because of my experience with the schools that they do nothing until something happens like my son getting jumped on his walk home from school by 3 boys and a 4th boy from the high school near the middle school my son attends.
Chillin August 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM
One person commented that he is a broken CHILD, suggesting compassion. Broken home, broken parents, broken etc. All this brokeness in his young life suggests a broken adult life for him. Sorry folks all those prayers won't fix this person if he is broken to the core. Possibly nothing will fix him. If so, he needs to be kept in a place where broken people can't hurt innocent people, and hopefully not a a great monetary expense to society. Charles Manson was a broken child that became a broken adult with no hopes of recovery. It just happens. Oh well.
jpadams August 29, 2012 at 11:44 PM
I cannot believe that I know both of these boys and their families -- one a lost soul; the other an innocent soul. I pray to God for both of these boys to be whole again. This is a horrible tragedy for both families. Prayers and kindness for all is what is needed right now -- posting negative thoughts and words only hurt more -- this situation is sad enough -- why cause more pain to anyone. Please think before you post your comments, especially if you are an adult and have children of your own. Thank you.
JD1 August 30, 2012 at 02:33 AM
Funny - I wonder if there would be so much bible thumping and forgiveness if a child of their own was in critical condition with a gunshot wound. The "system" failed this kid. His parents failed him. His teachers failed him. His guidance counsellors failed him. His friends failed him. So be it - he is unstable, dangerous and unfortunately will never be able to function in society. It's not fair, it's not just, it is just the way it is. There are hundreds of Bobby's sitting in classes all over Baltimore County. If you want to do something, hold kids, schools, parents, teachers, and superintendents accountable for letting troubled kids like this slip,through the cracks. He is a lost cause, but maybe we can save a few before its too late.
Brenda August 30, 2012 at 02:53 AM
I also agree he is just a child and needs help. Putting a child in an adult jail will only make him an animal then we will have to fear him 20 years from now. Jail makes people meaner. My husband is a retired prison guard, 20 years. He can tell u it's not a pretty site.
jpadams August 30, 2012 at 03:16 AM
JD1 - What is it with people who think they know so much when they know absolutely nothing about either family. Daniel's family IS praying for Bobby - they are a Christian family through and through, and they know that Bobby is a lost soul. And, you do not know Bobby, and he is a lost soul now because he has slipped threw the cracks with everyone, but that does not mean he cannot be fixed. He is not a lost cause. Apparently you did not thoroughly read my comment above, or you would have kept your comments to yourself. You don't know these people -- so don't speak for them!
Brad August 30, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Flight risk. He's 14. Where is he gonna go. Stop and think before you write. It will sound better. I promise.
Chillin August 30, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Lawyers and shrinks have convinced the school system that violent kids should be accepted, cuddled, and nurtured by everyone else in the school. This nurturing simply takes away from good students' learning and education. Most of these violent kids have an incredible amount of angry energy. Creating manual labor farms/schools for such children, like in the old days, would benefit them way more than the psychotherapy and cuddling they receive in today's public school system. A private school tosses out kids at the onset of violent behavior. The $12,000 I spend on my child for private school is well worth it to keep him away from this stuff.
Jenn August 30, 2012 at 05:16 AM
I'm sorry that he's broken and everyone in his life has failed him. Obviously he needs help, but there is no reason for him to be out on bail before getting that help. My child and the other 2,200 plus students and their families at Perry Hall High School deserve the peace of mind knowing he is being detained.
Jimmy August 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Granted, the shooter is troubled. However the school system failed him. All the kids know his history. He has been in and out of Crossroads for years. My kids tell me he incites a fight the first day he gets back to his home school. BTW, you don't get sent to crossrosds if you are the victim.
Murph August 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM
@Jimmy, What is Crossroads? Thank you!
Chillin August 30, 2012 at 01:35 PM
I think Crossroads is a school that Balto. Co. has set up for kids that have violent issues in their live and can't function in regular school without disrupting and harming other people. We have such a school on our side of town. I believe ours is called Bridge School. These schools don't work though. The shrinks just tell them that the world has failed them and that it's not personal fault. They give them all kinds of accolades that they don't deserve. Bring back the labor schools, like the old St. Mary's Industrial School that Babe Ruth was sentenced to. The treatment he received their apparently had some influence to correct his behavior. Hugs are effective when given by the real family. Shrinks and therapist's hugs will not replace this. It's too late.
VWK August 30, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Letting him out on bail will only release him to the same toxic environment he came out of. He needs to stay where he is and hopefully get the help he needs. It would probably traumatize the entire high school if the kids thought he was out and there would probably be some kids who would want to be the hero and try to harm him. Better all the way around to keep Bobby either in the hospital or jail.
JD1 August 30, 2012 at 06:45 PM
Sorry friend - know the kid and the family - you are wrong
JD1 August 30, 2012 at 06:53 PM
You are wrong about both schools - if you don't know what youbarevtalking about, don't type it. Crossroads is for kids who struggle academically. Instead of the alternative school which is for kids who get expelled for disciplinary reasons, this school keeps the kids for an entire year and provides them with intensive academic and social services to get them back on track. If they aren't ready for a comprehensive school, they stay another year. Many students have been able to successfully transition from the school and meet with success. Chillin - you might want to stick to a topic that you actually know and understand rather than spread misinformation.
Eric Martin August 30, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Hi, Folks. A bail hearing is a required formality. But it cannot normally be held while the subject is being treated at a hospital. Rosedale Alternative School is the Eastside school for children who repeatedly misbehave in school. Even Rosedale, however, is not equipped to deal with the very violent children as in this case. A more intensive program would be required. But, consider this; Adult court is set up first as punishment for offenses and secondarily for rehabilitation. Juvenile courts do not punish child offenders as a matter of law. Juvie courts are strictly for treatment and rehab. His attorney is setting up the argument for waiving the charges back to the juvenile court. Now, treatment in juvenile court does not necessarily mean that this child would be released. He could be put on house arrest with electronic monitoring. He could also sit at the Charles Hickey School until his trial. But even after the trial he could be committed to the Dept of Juvenile Services for placement in a secure facility for an indeterminite length of treatment which could be until he turns 21 years old. If the charges stay in adult court he could do hard time in the Dept of Corrections. Or he could be released on supervised probation and required to attend an in- or out-patient treatment program. The choice will be up to one of our fine Circuit Court Judges. And I mean that sincerely about the Judges being fine individuals. They are very capable jurists.
Jimmy August 31, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Chillin is absolutely correct about both schools. The students there cannot cope in their home schools for a variety of reasons. Violence, drug use and antisocial behavior are problems that will get you a trip to those schools. Rosedale has similar entrance requirements. Like I said, you don't get sent there if you are a victim. The school system needs to get a total make-over. The new student handbook says instead of suspending a student, you should talk to him, send him to the school counselor, redirect him, talk to the parents and other touchy-feely things like that. This is to be applied to students that have trouble in the classroom for things ranging from not completing assignments to fighting to ARSON...in other words offenses ranging from being a classroom clown to comitting a FELONY. What's wrong with this?!?!?!? There is absolutely no accountability in schools. That is the first and biggest lesson the kids in school learn. They need to be held accountable and maybe they will learn to be responsible adults.
JD1 August 31, 2012 at 02:18 AM
I agree with a lot of what you are saying but you are wrong about Crossroads. Roused ale is an alternative school that deals with expelled kids - many are only there for a quarter and then sent back to their home school. Admittedly a horribly ineffective model. Crossroads does not take expulsions and kids are there for a full year. BCPS needs some better alternative schools where the goal is not to return kids to "regular" schools, but to work with them on a permanent basis in a setting that meets their needs. The time has come for this system to face the fact that the current model simply doesn't work for a growing number of kids. Kids today have needs that go beyond one guidance counsellor per grade level.
c long August 31, 2012 at 07:23 AM
Im sorry but i dont think everyone nos the whole story...y is it that kids who were there said he didnt point n shoot but shot @ floor...not 2 mention when whoever rushed him is when the other kid got shot...yes it is wrong 2 bring a gun 2 school...but was indured 2 have 2 intimidate 2 that level? Im sorry but get the KID the help he needs n charge him as a kid....my prayers r with both families and i have already donated money for the kid who was shot...but what bout bobby?!
c long August 31, 2012 at 08:21 AM
Free bobby gladden jr!!!! Free him and charge him as a KID!!!!!
Jeanne August 31, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Bobby needs to be charged as an adult because what he did was very serious. He took a shotgun and a lot of amunition to school, he took alcohol to school (reports say he had a few sips so thats another charge of underage drinking if fact), he hid the gun then put it together and fired it twice before he was stopped. There are several charges in there and they are all considered adult charges. He does need help and I hope he gets it. Prayers for Daniel's full recovery, family, and everyone at Perry Hall High School and their famlies.
ktbk September 01, 2012 at 12:08 AM
and, why did all of those teachers who were in the cafeteria just stand there and let kids throw food at him?? How is that OK? unbeleivable failure of the school. when the whole story comes out i think that PHHS is going to be held partially accountable. Please pray for Bobby Jr. and his family.


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