Interrogation Footage Reveals Disturbing Details About Perry Hall Shooter

Robert Gladden, 15, was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison for the late August shooting at Perry Hall High School.

Editor's Note: The videos attached to this post contain graphic language and content that may not be suitable for everyone.

Following the sentencing of convicted Perry Hall High School shooter Robert Gladden, the Baltimore County states attorney's office released video of the troubled teen's interrogation, which occurred shortly after his arrest.

Speaking to two sets of investigators, Gladden, 15, describes the shooting in detail: how he hid the gun in his backpack, told two friends to leave the cafeteria, assembled the weapon in a bathroom, walked back into the school's cafeteria and opened fire and how a guidance counselor pinned him against a vending machine bringing the shooting to a stop.

In the first of the videos, the time is noted as 3:30 p.m. Aug. 27—hours after the shooting occurred.

At one point, asked by investigators when he started to have suicidal thoughts, Gladden replies, "fourth grade."

Investigators asked him whether he would repeat his actions and Gladden replies, on separate occasions, that if he could change the past he would have fired the first shot then turned the weapon on himself or that he would simply have taken his own life.

Gladden was recently sentenced to 35 years in prison.

04Gator March 04, 2013 at 08:57 AM
The Patch didn't publish anything. They are just sharing what Baltimore County State's Attorney published, which is evidence.
04Gator March 04, 2013 at 09:02 AM
Because its newsworthy. People want to see this. Clearly, they got you to watch it also so don't doubt their journalistic minds. You do your job and let the Patch do theirs.
04Gator March 04, 2013 at 09:09 AM
Stop Crime, I don't get why you're defending the kid. He shot someone intentionally. Not only that, he admitted himself that he should get 2,500 counts of attempted murder. What else do you need to call this kid a "true criminal." I'm sorry, but he's getting everything he deserves.
Diego De La Vega March 08, 2013 at 05:35 PM
Do any of those here proclaiming to feel so sorry for poor little "Bobby" plan to go visit him in prison? I'm sure he could use your friendship during these trying times....... Bueller.....Bueller......Bueller......
ImJustSaying June 09, 2013 at 06:10 PM
I know im late posting on this ! but most of the people on here are just going off of wat they see.. I think 35 years is a long ass time for a15/16 year old.. yea he made the choice of brining a gun and yea 21 bullets is a lot ! but you guys don't walk in the halls of perry hall everyday! before I graduated everyday I saw bullying people messing with people and a lot of crazy stuff. I seen this kid in tha halls everyday walking alone head down listening to music. he only had 3 friends. when your in a school with 100000000 of kids its hard as shit being there everyday with only 3 friends. his parents and family tried to help him and was having a hard time going through this. instead of putting them down saying they shouldve helped him . maybe look at who he was around and how he fells . this is not right on his part at all . but he could at least get a lesser term ! and a chance to talk to everyone that was there at the time and there families !


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