'Heroic' Perry Hall Guidance Counselor Praised by Students, Social Media for Stopping Shooter
Students say it was Jesse Wasmer, a guidance counselor at Perry Hall High School, who intervened during a shooting in the school's cafeteria.
Students and social media are reporting that Jesse Wasmer, a Perry Hall High School guidance counselor, intervened after a 15-year-old student reportedly shot another student in the school's cafeteria Monday morning.
"I turned around and the kid's got a gun, and Mr. Wasmer, one of the counselors, pushes him up against a vending machine and then he shot one more off," Ryan Brady, a student who witnessed the shooting, told Patch.
Wasmer declined to comment when contacted by Patch.
A Facebook page has been created to thank Wasmer. At 4:30 p.m. Monday it had nearly 950 fans.
Mike Barnstein wrote on Facebook:
Thank you Mr. Wasmer for taking action and keep the incident from getting any worse.
Michael Reyes wrote on Twitter:
Mr. Jesse Wasmer was the one who tackled the gunman at the Perry Hall High School shooting. Trend out #TeamWasmer He deserves it!
Baltimore County Public Schools officials have declined to comment on Wasmer's possible actions during the incident.