Maryland high school shooter charged as adult
PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) â?? Authorities say a 15-year-boy has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a shooting at a Baltimore County High School.
Baltimore County police said early Tuesday that the youth also has been charged with first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The Associated Press is not identifying the teen or his family because he is a juvenile.
Authorities say the student opened fire on the first day of classes Monday at Perry Hall High School, allegedly getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers. A hospital spokeswoman said the 17-year-old victim remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Monday evening.
Police plan to hold a news conference later Tuesday morning.
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