UPDATE: Gladden Indicted For Perry Hall High Shooting
Charges against the teen include nine counts of attempted murder.
Updated (5:10 p.m.)—A teen charged as an adult in the shooting at Perry Hall High School faces nine counts of attempted murder as part of an indictment handed up Tuesday by a Baltimore County grand jury.
Robert Gladden Jr. also faces nine counts each of first-degree assault and reckless endangerment, as well as one count each of use of a firearm in the commission of a crime and carrying a weapon on school property.
Andrew Piper, Gladden's stepfather, remains charged with possession of a weapon by a prohibited person. Police searched Piper's home in the hours after the shooting and discovered weapons locked in a safe, according to a statement released by Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger.
Piper also faces drug charges related to the search of his home.
Shellenberger declined to comment on the case beyond the 29-count indictment and the official statement released by his office.
Because of a previous conviction, Piper is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Gladden lived in Kingsville with his mother and Piper. Police believe he obtained the Westfield double-barrel shotgun used in the shooting from his father's Middle River home.
Robert Gladden Sr. will not be charged based on available evidence, according to Shellenberger's statement.
Robert Gladden Jr. is charged with nine counts of attempted first-degree murder, first degree assault and reckless endangerment against six students and three Perry Hall High School faculty members including:
- Daniel Borowy, a special needs student who was the only person shot in the incident. Bowory remains at Maryland Shock Trauma in serious condition.
- Jordan Simons, a student.
- Taylor Desaulniers, a student.
- Muhammad Waheed, a student.
- Christopher Brooks, a student.
- Erma Cellini, a student.
- Jesse Wasmer, a member of the school faculty credited with disarming Robert Gladden Jr. and holding him for the police.
- Richard Rosenthal, a faculty member.
- Kathleen Watkins, a faculty member.
Robert Gladden Jr. will likely be arraigned in the next 30 to 60 days. The teen continues to undergo medical evaluation and a bail review hearing has not been set, according to the statement released.