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.

Steve September 12, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Why was he being held in a local medical facility? Did somebody beat him up?
Emily Kimball (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 04:00 PM
UPDATE (11:58 a.m.)— 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.
Emily Kimball (Editor) September 12, 2012 at 04:01 PM
I've updated that police said they were holding him at a hospital for a mental evaluation.
M. Sullivan September 12, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I bet he gets a nice haircut for his trial !
TMR September 12, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Gladden has been in trouble multiple times since Elementary School. Suspended, sent to an alternative school and so on. You're telling me that Baltimore County Schools can allow this boy to return to this school in one year? He brought a gun and ammunition to school, shot another student and may only be expelled for one year?? I attended the PHHS community meeting and specifically asked this question to administrators. When is enough really enough? What do you have to do in today's world to be told you can never return to a public school? This is absurd!
JD1 September 12, 2012 at 07:56 PM
But wait - all the lefties thought that reducing suspensions and expulsions was a good thing...? Hopefully this kid and the one at stemmers will get locked up so the pathetic school systems policies won't matter.
number9dream September 12, 2012 at 08:00 PM
I'm no lefty, but expel a kid like Gladden and you're left with road pizza.
JD1 September 12, 2012 at 08:46 PM
No comprendo?
Concerned Parent of 2 & 3 year old September 12, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Hello TMR, Please re-read and understand the words that have been previously used. The article stated that the school system spokesperson stated that she could not comment on whether or not policy 5550 (1 year expulsion) would be enforced on young Mr. Gladden. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THE POLICY WOULD NOT BE ENFORCED. It simply means she could not COMMENT on whether or not the policy would be enforced (most likely because he is a juvenile). I hope you are capable of understanding this not so subtle difference, considering the fact that you stated you attended PHHS. Regarding your attendance of PHHS: another not so subtle point is graduating is certainly very different from "attending". Maybe there is hope for the school system after all (but then again maybe not). Take heart TMR, there may still be hope for you. I'm pulling for you! A GED can be a very useful thing. One extra not for good measure: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.
TMR September 13, 2012 at 09:40 AM
I did not say I attended PHHS. I said I attended the community meeting at PHHS....as a parent of a student in the tenth grade. I have graduated high school as well as college. As a parent of a 2 & 3 year old as youself, you obviously have not had the experience of dealing with some of the idiotic policies and subsequent "discipline" policies that BCPS has. So in response to your post...I completely understand the comments. My child has attended school with Gladden since the first grade so I also understand how frustrated myself and other parents are with this whole situation. Maybe you should take time to read things a little more closely so you can actually comprehend them. Maybe you should "remain silent: unless you really know what you're talking about. You wouldn't want to make a fool of YOURSELF.
Joanna Ganson September 13, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Bet you are right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Joanna Ganson September 13, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Bet you are right!!!!!!!!
K L September 13, 2012 at 11:43 AM
No judge is going to give him bail. I'll be surprised if the court allows home monitoring.
TMR September 13, 2012 at 11:50 AM
Concerned Parent of a 2 & 3 year old, Your comments, aside from the erroneous ones, are a bit unsettling. Do you actually think that the current BCPS policy is strict enough? Do you think that a student who uses a firearm at school should actually be allowed back after a one year expulsion?? It really makes no difference if the policy is enforced or not. It's the policy itself that is the problem! It's quite obvious that you 2 & 3 year olds were not in attendance on the day of the shooting. How would you feel in the future if your child was riding the bus or sitting next to another student at lunch who had recently returned from their "one year expulsion" from using a gun at school on another classmate?? As one parent to another, I hope you never have to get a text from your child like I did that begins with "Mom, there's been a shooting at our school..."
number9dream September 13, 2012 at 12:52 PM
JD1- Here's the deal: Expel a kid like Gladden (and countless others) and where's he going to go? Jail? The street? Home to do bong hits with his stepdad? It's a no-win situation.
JD1 September 13, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Jail sounds perfect - its called justice. Who else do you want to make excuses for - that's the issue. Idiots think they can pull of this kind of crap and get a slap on the wrist.
DK September 13, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I think there is something in his juvenile record we can't see. Considering this is not his 1st time in trouble. I don't see bail happening. If it does it will surprise me. We will see soon what the court decides. As far as BCPS he won't be going back . PERIOD !!! This boy has to deal with the court system. The help he needs doesn't happen overnight !
me September 13, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Lock the little bastard up, hang his ass by a rope, and throw away the key!!!!!
MikeyG September 13, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Fact is I have 3 kids in BCPS....2 at PH High....and no one wants kids with this kind of record, or demonstrated propensity for violence, in our schools....not even our kids. Let them work out their issues with support and cash from county elsewhere.....otherwise you get this absurd actions. Our kids should not be guinea pigs in some social experiment where demonstrated violence is in a kids past. Not fair to our kids as anyone can see.
Joe September 13, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Why can we not bring back the old style "reform schools"? Separate schools for trouble makers.
number9dream September 13, 2012 at 01:42 PM
"Demonstrated propensity for violence." You could make a lot of hay with those words when it comes to today's youth. (Do video games count?)
Joe September 13, 2012 at 01:52 PM
9, people my age played cops and robbers, army games with all the gear including play guns etc. We played these games a lot. Shooting our enemies and blowing up their fox holes. Few carried that on in their adult lives. Violent video games are much more graphic than our painted on wounds but only kids with some issues will act out on them. don't blame the games. And I do not even play them. I used to play Carmegeddon but I never wanted to run over real people on the street.
number9dream September 13, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Joe, Fortunately I (and assume you) was brought up in a nurturing home by loving parents. My mother stayed home. We didn't need a McMansion. Many aren't so lucky. Have you ever heard the lyrics to some of today's music? Rap? Some of the things you can read on Twitter or Facebook that goes around among today's youth? We're not talking cops and robbers anymore Joe.
Joe September 13, 2012 at 02:31 PM
9, they said the same things about Elvis and his hip shaking etc. The same about the Beatles if you played songs backwards etc. Only those predisposed in some way act out like this. There are millions of adults who grew up in dysfunctional families and are not shooting their classmates. Just as millions grew up in poverty and are now successful. There is some predisposition to these acts in my belief. Environment is not the only factor.
M. Sullivan September 13, 2012 at 02:33 PM
That's a good idea in principle. Unfortunately, history has shown that the kids in these schools end up getting abused by some of the freaks that work there.
number9dream September 13, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Joe - On those points we can agree.
Emily Kimball (Editor) 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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