Monday, February 25, 2013
The still photos show the scene during the Aug. 27 attack.
WBAL Radio obtained still photos from the Baltimore County state's attorney's office of the scene during an Aug. 27 shooting at Perry Hall High School. The photos show shooter Robert Gladden with a gun, and school staff tackling the 15-year-old after he fired a shot, injuring student Daniel Borowy. Gladden was sentenced to life in prison, with all but 35 years suspended, for the attack on Monday. Watch WBAL's video for more details.
Robert Gladden, 15, shot a classmate at Perry Hall High School in August.
(Update 4:34 p.m.)—Perry Hall High School shooter Robert Gladden Jr., 15, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday. Gladden was given a life sentence with all but 35 years suspended on an attempted first-degree murder charge, and 20 years to run concurrently for the use of a firearm during a violent act. He had pleaded guilty to the charges on Feb. 19 The other 27 counts against the teenager were dropped. Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill Jr. questioned the sincerity of Gladden's proclaimed remorse ahead of the sentencing, citing that the teenager made disturbing remarks in previous telephone recordings. "Frankly, I don't know if I find those expressions of remorse to be credible," Cahill said. The judge also criticized …
The defense attorney argued that some good had come from the incident.
The attorney and family members of a boy who admitted to shooting a disabled schoolmate sought leniency on his part during a sentencing hearing Monday. Robert Gladden Jr., 15, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted murder in Baltimore County Circuit Court last week. He is expected to be sentenced Monday afternoon for shooting 17-year-old Daniel Borowy on Aug. 27 in the Perry Hall High School cafeteria. George Psoras, Robert Gladden's attorney, argued for leniency, describing his client as a child with a mental illness. "He had the brain and aptitude of [Borowy]," Psoras said. The attorney also pointed that out his client is sentenced to prison that he would be the youngest inmate currently in the custody of the Department of …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Robert Gladden, 15, entered the plea in Baltimore County Circuit Court Tuesday.
(Update 2:06 p.m.)—A Baltimore County Circuit Court judge has accepted a guilty plea from a Perry Hall High School student who admitted to shooting a special needs schoolmate. Robert Gladden Jr., 15, pleaded guilty to one count of attempted first-degree murder and the use of a firearm in the commission of a violent act before Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill, Jr. The other 27 counts against Gladden were dropped. By entering a guilty plea, Gladden waived his right to a trial, which was scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. After 11 a.m., Baltimore County Assistant State's Attorney John Cox, Gladden's defense attorney George Psoras and Cahill discussed the terms of the plea agreement while Gladden's family members openly wept. Gladden's…
Friday, February 8, 2013
A three-day hearing concluded with the court ruling against 15-year-old Robert Gladden Jr.'s request for juvenile charges.
UPDATE (4:34 p.m.)—Adult charges will stand against the student accused of opening fire inside Perry Hall High School on the first day of school, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Robert Cahill, Jr. announced Friday morning. "The court can reasonably expect that if placed in treatment with juveniles, he would lack candor with therapists ... he would bully other juveniles ... he would act in a defiant, hostile and disinterested way," Cahill said. "He is not the least bit interested in treatment and not the least bit motivated to change," he said. The announcement came at the close of a three-day juvenile waiver hearing, that had been postponed twice and stretched across two weeks. A criminal trial for 15-year-old Robert Gladden Jr. in …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Hundreds head to Annapolis to testify for and against a package of bills that would tighten gun regulations in Maryland.
Gun control supporters and opponents descended on a hearing room in Annapolis to debate a package of bills that is likely to be as divisive as any issue during the 90-day General Assembly session. Gov. Martin O'Malley said his legislation was driven by the shootings in Newtown, CT. and more than 500 shooting deaths in Maryland last year. "We are still losing too many of our citizens to gun violence," O'Malley said. "There's no such thing in our state as a spare American." Hundreds gathered outside the State House Wednesday morning, hours before O'Malley was to testify, to rally against the proposed laws. A line of people waiting to testify stretched outside the Senate office building. More than 500 people signed up to testify even though …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Perry Hall guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer will be joined by Daniel Borowy.
The guidance counselor credited with heroically intervening during the August shooting at Perry Hall High School will throw out the first pitch Sunday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Jesse Wasmer will throw out the first pitch before the first postseason game in Baltimore in 15 years. Wasmer will be accompanied by Perry Hall student Daniel Borowy, who was shot during the Aug. 27 incident, the Orioles announced Sunday morning. Read more Patch coverage of the shooting here. The Yankees visit the Orioles in Game 1 of the American League Division Series. First pitch is at 6:15 p.m. The game will be broadcast on TBS.
Monday, September 24, 2012
A new soccer program plans to raise money for 17-year-old Daniel Borowy.
The Baltimore Blast has announced a new program to benefit 17-year-old Daniel Borowy, who was shot and injured last month inside Perry Hall High School. Between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 13, the professional soccer team has planned a "Goals for Daniel" soccer marathon at Honeygo Run Regional Park in Perry Hall. Community members, Blast players and area students will participate in small-sided 6 vs. 6 games. Teams will be divided into travel, rec and just-for-fun levels. Entry is $20 per person and all proceeds will be donated to Daniel Borowy's family to help cover his medical expenses from three surgeries, according to a statement from the Blast. Entry forms are available on the website or by calling Mike Conway, Blast assistant general …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Police say student brought weapon to class Tuesday morning.
UPDATE (4:46 p.m.)—Second Student Gun Incident Prompts Additional Police Presence. --- UPDATE (1:07 p.m.)—After Gun Reported, Parents Take Stemmers Run Students Home --- UPDATE (11:06 a.m.)—No one was injured but officials locked down Stemmers Run Middle School after a student brought a gun to class Tuesday morning. County police searched the building, but students were not dismissed early, according to a statement released by Baltimore County police. Police released few details ahead of a 2 p.m. news conference in Towson with Chief of Police Jim Johnson, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and schools Superintendent Dallas Dance. An eighth grade student brought the weapon to school. School officials confiscated the weapon. The circumstances …
Friday, August 31, 2012
A Facebook page dedicated to sending Perry Hall High School guidance counselor, Jesse Wasmer, to the Ellen Show had more than 900 fans Friday.
Just hours after Monday's shooting at Perry Hall High School, students identified guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer as a hero who stopped potential for further violence in its tracks. Now, members of the community want his heroism featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." The Facebook page "Send Mr. Wasmer To Ellen Show" was started Tuesday and had 923 "likes" as of 4 p.m. Friday. Police and witnesses say Jesse Wasmer rushed toward the alleged shooter in the cafeteria, but before Wasmer could subdue him, the armed student allegedly fired one round, striking 17-year-old Daniel Borowy. "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 …