| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:50 AM
On the evening of Aug. 27, George Roberts finally arrived home at his Idlewylde house around 10 p.m.
Instead of returning home early that evening to hear about his daughters' first days of school at Dumbarton Middle and Stoneleigh Elementary, Roberts,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:14 PM
Authorities charged two 17-year-old students Tuesday with bringing weapons to schools in unrelated incidents in Baltimore and Anne Arundel counties.
Police said there were no injuries in either case, and neither student made a threat. But the incidents...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The night before Robert Gladden Jr. took his father's gun to Perry Hall High School, he texted a friend about the plan, but begged him to keep it a secret.
"I am going to bring a shotgun and 21 shells, ill let your imagination do the rest," the 15-year-...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Officer Gary Gephardt heard a loud pop from the Perry Hall High School cafeteria, which he thought could be firecrackers, an exploding milk carton or a gunshot.
As teens spilled out of the cafeteria, he drew his service weapon with one hand and...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 1:14 PM
The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required.
Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:54 PM
The father of a Perry Hall High School student shot on the first day of school in Baltimore County told parishioners at his church on Sunday that his son is "pretty darn close to the road to recovery," and implored parents and children to watch for...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 5:26 PM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted 15-year-old Robert W. Gladden Jr. on 29 counts in the school shooting that critically injured another Perry Hall High student Aug. 27, the first day of school.
Prosecutors also announced that Gladden's father,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 7:35 PM
The Perry Hall High School student shot on the first day of school has improved to fair condition, according to a spokesman for Maryland Shock Trauma Center. Daniel Borowy, 17, had been listed in critical condition since Aug. 27, when he was shot in the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 5:45 PM
Baltimore County officials promised new safety measures Tuesday to prevent violence in public schools — including hand-held metal detectors, an increased police presence and a new administrative security office — after a teacher wrestled a gun...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:27 PM
Parents and teachers in Baltimore County expressed a lingering uneasiness about school violence Wednesday, despite school officials' promises of beefed-up security after the second gun-related incident in two weeks.
The morning after an eighth-grader...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 1:51 PM
Amid heightened anxiety over two recent gun incidents in schools, Baltimore County police said that the victim of a police-involved shooting was found late this morning on the grounds of Catonsville High School.
The shooting occurred around 11:35 a.m. in...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 9:11 AM
I typically try not to write about controversial or possibly upsetting topics in these columns simply because I feel like I do that enough in the other stories I write.
This time, however, what's been on my mind lately and what I actually want to talk...