Second thing, we want to reassure our parents that student safety is our paramount priority. In an afternoon news briefing, Johnson said that reports at this time indicate that the shooter walked into the cafeteria with a concealed weapon and shot the victim. The school was put on lockdown and then evacuated. Students left the school in an orderly manner. One Perry High School student has been shot after a shooting occurred on Monday, the first day of classes. But later, students were evacuated to the fields behind Perry Hall Middle School. We will do everything in our rights and our way to make sure all of our students are safe. (CBSDC/AP) — A 15-year-boy has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a shooting at a Baltimore County High School Monday, authorities say. (WJZ) — Gunfire rocked Perry Hall High School on the first day of class. Follow Perry Hall Patch on Twitter for live updates. Schools must be safe to be conducive for teaching and learning. View Slideshow: 1 Student Shot At Perry Hall High School. On August 27, 2012, Robert W. Gladden Jr., a 15 year old student opened fire on the first day of school and wounded a classmate. One suspect, a 15-year-old student at the school, has been taken into custody for the crime. It was wonderful to be able to see him walking up the street and give him a hug. About Library Prevention Basic Search Database Perry Hall High School… You can follow them on Twitter at BACOemergency. “It’s a mother’s worst nightmare,” said one mother, whose son had not been released from Spanish class. They were escorted to Perry Hall Square Shopping Center at the corner of Ebenezer and Belair roads, and then to the athletic fields behind , where they boarded buses. And last but not least I do want to make sure that the word gets out that we have some heroic and brave faculty members at Perry Hall High School. "Dutch" Ruppersberger said: "The first day of school is supposed to be a day of reunion after a fun summer and anticipation for the year ahead. Lockdown. The injured student was flown by Medevac to Shock Trauma. Congressman C.A. Police have recovered the weapon but are not releasing information about the nature of the weapon at this time. The suspect is in custody and the victim is in critical condition. I recently had the chance to visit with Principal George Roberts and the teachers at Perry Hall. PHHS Vision. I know that both he and Superintendent Dance are committed to keeping students safe and learning, and we stand ready to support them in that work,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan in a statement. Authorities initially stated that the victim was a male, but later clarified that the victim was a woman. Until I got in touch with him, he texted me back and said ‘Mom, I’m OK. Don’t worry.’ I said ‘OK.’ I just want to get him out of the building and home with me, give him a big hug,” said Carol Hogenburgen, parent. I heard screaming and the teachers told everybody to stay calm… it was crazy,” said Justin Spencer, tenth-grader. “When all the teachers started running to the classrooms and locking the doors, and then on the speaker we heard the teachers saying ‘Lockdown. Police say a 17-year-old male student was shot and one suspect, a 15-year-old student, is in custody. Please continually reference the bulletin board in the school counseling office for new opportunities to earn these hours. Police have not commented on a possible motive. Parents told WJZ they were getting calls and texts from their children when they were in lockdown. Perry Hall High School Shooting Victim Has Down Syndrome. The traveling party was alerted to the incident by staff while visiting Woodlawn High School. Police and county authorities don’t want to speculate on a motive or anything that may have led up to the shooting. -- A 15-year-old student opened fire on the first day of classes Monday at a Baltimore County high school, getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers, authorities said. We don’t have this happen out here. Dutch Ruppersberger said in a statement. “The first day of school is supposed to be a day of reunion after a fun summer and anticipation for the year ahead. Death Of Perry Hall Shooting Victim Probed - Perry Hall, MD - Days after a woman was murdered in Perry Hall, police said the fatal shooting remains under investigation. Ebenezer Road had been closed to traffic. By. “I saw the kid shooting then the teacher tackled him and the first row started running, then the second run, then everyone was running,” said Gerald Roman, 11th grader. Jump to navigation. A case of student on student violence involved the shooting of a student at Perry Hall High School in Perry Hall, Maryland. » MORE: See video from the scene and read student reaction. By viewing our video content, you are accepting the terms of our. It takes all of us working together to make our schools safer for our children.”. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the injured student and his family. "The teachers know more than the students do," said a teacher whodeclined to be identified. Baltimore County police said in a news release that the student who had been shot was transported by helicopter to a local hospital. We will work together to make this the best school year for Team BCPS.”. Monday was the first day of school in Perry Hall. "I have a freshman who just started school today. I'd like to thank the teachers and administrators for their courageous and life-saving actions. "We live in a very difficult time and I was hopeful that Baltimore county was immune to these types of things, but apparently that is not the case," Kamenetz told Patch in a phone interview from the school. As students leave campus Monday, it’s a much different scene than one year ago when, on the first day of school… Then there was a second one and all of a sudden, I see everyone from behind me get up and start running away,” said a student. "This is a safe, stable school and nothing like this has ever happened before ... hopefully it won't ever happen again. Monday marked the first day for public school systems around the state. Perry Hall High School followed its plan and cooperated with police. "The police are doing the best job they can. We need everyone to stay in the classrooms.'”. "We only know what we've been told.". Kamenetz had been traveling the county Monday with new county schools Superintendent S. Dallas Dance. PHHS Mission. Martin O'Malley said: "Today, on this first day of school for many students in our State, we've suffered a senseless act of violence. Several students have described the gun as a shotgun. This is not a drill. A posting on the suspected shooter’s personal Facebook page said, “First day of school, last day of my life. PERRY HALL, Md. Police found the weapon he used but would not say what it was. As challenging as today was, I am extremely proud of Principal George Roberts and the school community. “It was a random act of shooting….It’s a difficult world we live in today. It happened during lunch, but not my child’s lunch. The shooting reportedly happened in the school cafeteria and the victim was shot in the back. "We only know what we've been told.". “It sounded like a fight against the locker with all the banging. 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The 15-year-old student who allegedly shot a peer on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, officials say. My thoughts and prayers are with the students and staff of Perry Hall High School, as well as their families,” Congressman C.A. I appreciate the rapid response to the situation by the staff and administrators at Perry Hall High School as well as Baltimore County's law enforcement and first responders, who quickly evacuated the victim and apprehended the suspect. “For something like this to happen it’s just tragic for everyone. Others told WJZ they heard a scuffle before the shooting. Lowery sent her blessings to the person who was injured, and said she takes comfort knowing the counseling services at the school will be adequate for those who need it. “As the individual began to pull back from that shooting several inches, an instructor grabbed him, grappled with him and a second shot was discharged,” said Chief Jim Johnson, Baltimore County Police. UPDATE: Shooting at Perry Hall High School, Suspect in Custody The incident took place Monday morning during the first day of the 2012-2013 school year. Police Chief Jim Johnson said that the shooter is in custody and being interviewed at police headquarters. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students has awarded Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, Md., a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant, totaling more than $35,000, to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following a school shooting in August—on the first day of school. Perry Hall High School shooting today prompts county, school officials to reinforce need for vigilance when it comes to safety of students and staff. Here's how to watch for free. There are a lot of parents who are justifiably concerned but everyone is taking the most care they can. Bus riding students were dismissed from that location. It’s not known how the suspect got the weapon. Every story is not the right story. My thoughts and prayers are with the students and staff of Perry Hall High School as well as their families.". After the shooting, the school was put on lockdown for several hours. The shooting reportedly happened in the school cafeteria and the victim was shot in the back. A Shock Trauma official said that status is not likely to change overnight. Information about the Perry Hall High School shooting. Borowy is in critical condition with broken ribs and a bruised lung, but Smelser is confident that he'll make a full recovery. “First, we heard a gunshot and everyone thought it was a chip bag popping or a water bottle. Our schools have emergency plans in place that are updated annually. You get different information. A young man without a shirt was seen by Sky Eye Chopper 13 being escorted to a police cruiser in handcuffs. We pray for a speedy recovery. The safety of students and staff is our paramount concern and priority. BALTIMORE, MD -- UPDATED (4:19 p.m.)—A 15-year-old student shot a 17-year-old classmate at  on Monday, the first day of the Baltimore County school year, officials said. “It’s horrifying. There are estimates there were about 200 students in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the injured student and his family. Perry Hall High School is a public high school in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States, established in 1963, enrolling about 2,300 students a year.Located in the northeastern Baltimore suburb of Perry Hall and serving the surrounding communities, such as Kingsville and Glen Arm, it is part of the Baltimore County Public Schools system. He's being tried as an adult, charged with attempted first-degree murder . The Baltimore County Police Department is providing updates about the shooting at Perry Hall High School. He is a student at Perry Hall High. In an email update Monday afternoon, police said, "Several other students suffered minor, non-shooting injuries during the incident.". Students were dismissed classroom by classroom. A school resource officer was present, and two teachers were able to overpower the gunman, Kamenetz said. It is not known whether he will be tried as an adult or as a juvenile. » MORE: See what people are saying on social media. Times Square will be nearly empty for this year's ball drop, but millions will likely tune in online. Emily Kimball , Patch Staff Speaking on behalf of the entire BCPS community, our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family. Baltimore County Executive, Police Chief, Schools Chief Hold News Conference: One student told WJZ’s Hellgren it was his first day of public school and he saw the shooting. WJLA is the local ABC affiliate for the greater Washington DC area. “My thoughts are with the Perry Hall High School community — students, families and faculty — in this difficult time. I appreciate the rapid response to the situation by the staff and administrators at Perry Hall High School as well as Baltimore County’s law enforcement and first responders, who quickly evacuated the victim and apprehended the suspect. Johnson called the incident a "random act of violence, involving a single shooter acting alone.". I’m just glad he’s OK,” said a parent. Spiritual workers and counselors are on scene helping  students and parents. Students responded maturely, and the faculty, through its quick intervention, saved lives and captured the assailant. The school—the largest high school among Baltimore County Public Schools with approximately 2,200 students—is located at 4601 Ebenezer Road. A police officer on the scene then arrested the suspect. "We send our students to school to be safe and this is a horrible way to start a school year," Lowery said. Students were released from school early in the afternoon. “I want to offer reassurance to everyone that the police department has the situation well under control,” said Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive. A school resource officer was able to quickly subdue the teen. A 17-year-old Perry Hall High School student was flown to a hospital after being shot in the back Monday morning, Baltimore County police said. For hours, students trickled out of the classrooms and had emotional reunions with their families. "This is clearly an aberration," Marks said. Tools Cameras Jewelry Trains, 36 inch DEK 420cc l Two - Stage Electric Start Gas Snow Blower, Maryland State Park First Day Hikes Begin Jan. 1, 2021: List, How To Keep Your 2021 Health And Fitness Resolutions: MD Experts, Perry Hall Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead, More Than 18K MD Workers Applied For Unemployment Week Of Dec. 26. City: Baltimore Country: USA. Police say a 17-year-old male student has been shot and one suspect, a student, is in custody. "The teachers know more than the students do," said a teacher who declined to be identified. Perry Hall High School will be open Tuesday, Baltimore County Public Schools officials told Patch. He says there was a lot of blood and saw the student shot in the back. It takes all of us working together to make our schools safer for our children.". “I saw the kid shooting then the teacher tackled him and the first row started running, then the second run, then everyone was running,” said Gerald Roman, 11th grader. It's not clear if he is the accused shooter. I kind of hoped Baltimore County would be immune, from this type of activity, but apparently we are not.”. "I walked here from my house, and everything I've observed has been calm and orderly," Marks said. PERRY HALL, MD—Six Baltimore County Public Schools high school seniors, including one student from Perry Hall High School, have been selected to serve as 2021 Maryland General Assembly student pages. Police say a 15-year-old student started shooting in the cafeteria Monday morning. They were originally being evacuated to Perry Hall Shopping Center across the street from the school at the corner of Ebenezer Road and Belair Road. 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