Perry Hall High School was returning to a "sense of normalcy" Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after a left one 17-year-old student critically injured, Principal George Roberts told reporters.
Standing in a wooded area between the school and Ebenezer Road, Roberts said staff members were careful to ensure the school day was "very structured."
To facilitate the "healing process," Roberts said trauma counselors were available for students and staff and that a community meeting would likely be held in the coming week.
Most students, he said, were back in class and for the most part, instructors were teaching lessons. Roberts said information on attendance was not yet available. Plans to hold regular classes on Tuesday were Monday evening.
A was held Tuesday morning, and Roberts said that several students have approached him about additional memorial activities.
"What we know about children is that they want to help—they want to take control of the situation," Roberts said.
Roberts said he was visiting a technology class at the time of the shooting and thought the first shot had been a table falling in the cafeteria. When he entered the cafeteria, teachers had already detained the suspect, he said.