WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Student Shot At Baltimore High School

Play associated audio
Parents wait to reunite with their children after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.
AP Photo/Steve Ruark
Parents wait to reunite with their children after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012.

A student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County Monday morning. The suspect was quickly taken into custody.

"A young man who we have identified as a student at this high school entered the cafeteria where he had removed from concealment a weapon that he had brought into the school building," said James Johnson, Baltimore County Police Chief. "Immediately educators responded after seeing this. As they were responding he discharged one round striking another student who was 17 years of age."

A hospital spokeswoman said the teen that was shot is in critical condition.

The school was evacuated, and hundreds of students were escorted to a nearby shopping center and middle school where they were collected by their loved ones. Chief Johnson says the suspect acted alone. He refused to speculate about a motive.

Perry Hall is a middle-class community along the Interstate 95 corridor, northeast of Baltimore city. The school is the largest in the county, with 2,200 students.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

5 Takeaways From The Democratic National Convention

As conventioneers head home after a dramatic DNC, here are 5 takeaways from Philadelphia.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.