The shooter wounded one student, but was grabbed by teachers before he could hurt anyone else.
The incident happened at around 10:45 a.m. in the school’s cafeteria. The shooter walked into the cafeteria and fired one shot. He wounded a 17-year-old male student who was in the cafeteria at the time. A second shot went off as soon as the teachers grabbed the shooter.
According to Police Chief James Johnson, the shooter acted alone and that he is cooperating with them. At this time, the shooter has not stated any motive for the shooting.
The shooting caused chaos in the cafeteria as other students tried to flee as fast as they could. Some suffered cuts and bruises trying to run for safety. Students were evacuated to a nearby shopping mall and middle school.
The suspect’s father spoke to a reporter Monday evening. He said his son was the shooter and claimed that his son was bullied at the school. A woman who says she was related to the father said, “We are horrified. We did not see this coming and our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and the victim’s family.”
The victim is in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center.
According to reports, knocks at the the home of the shooter and his mother went unanswered. However, there was a sign at the house that stated: “We don’t call 911.” It had a carved relief of a gun.
At this time, Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger are not sure about what charges the shooter would face. They are still working with police to determine if the shooter would be charged as an adult.