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Judge to Reconsider Gladden's Bail Following Mental Evaluation

The teen indicted in shooting at Perry Hall High School has 30 days to re-apply for bail.

UPDATED (11:30 a.m.)—The teen accused in the August shooting at Perry Hall High School remains in jail following a bail review hearing.

Robert W. Gladden Jr. will remain in jail until the release of a mental health evaluation in his case, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge John Grason Turnbull III ruled Thursday.

Gladden, 15,  including attempted first-degree murder and assault related to the Aug. 27 shooting incident at Perry Hall High School.

Columbia attorney Clarke Ahlers, who is representing Gladden, elaborated on the judge's decision. "The child, as you know, has been reported to be suicidal and we would need to know that or would have to take it into consideration," Ahlers said.

Turnbull said the mental health report must be submitted by state officials within 30 days. Gladden could re-apply for bail at that time.

Gladden appeared in court for the hearing sporting the same long brown hair shown in his booking photo. He wore shackles and and a black t-shirt with the words "Rock Republic" on the back. He stood at the table reserved for defendants and did not speak.

The teen was released to the Baltimore County Detention Center yesterday where he remains on suicide watch.

Ahlers said Gladden has asked about the condition of Daniel Borowy, the 17-year-old Perry Hall student injured in the shooting and "expressed deep sorrow for the child that was injured in this case and for his conduct in this case."

"I'm not positive exactly what his motivation is and I don't think he's positive exactly what his motivation was. You're dealing with a child who was primarily motivated to commit suicide by cop," Ahlers said. "What he was doing was acting out in a terrible fashion in the hopes that someone other than him would pull the trigger on him and that he would perish."

Ahlers also extended Gladden's family's "thoughts and prayers" to the family of Borowy.

Stay with Patch for updates on this story.

ORIGINAL POST:

Robert W. Gladden Jr. will remain in jail pending the release of a mental health evaluation.

Gladden, 15, including attempted first-degree murder and assault related to the Aug. 27 shooting incident at Perry Hall High School.

At a Thursday morning hearing, Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge John Grason Turnbull said the report must be completed within 30 days. Gladden could re-apply for bail at that time.

Gladden appeared in court for the hearing sporting the same long hair in his booking photo. He wore shackles and and a black t-shirt with the words "Rock Republic" on the back. He stood at the table reserved for defendants and did not speak.

The teen was released to the Baltimore County Detention Center yesterday where he remains on suicide watch.

Stay with Patch for updates on this story.

FIFA September 25, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Amen <[:-)
sj September 28, 2012 at 03:39 PM
this is true...and yes this child was bullied by many different ppl, students and family..this child acted out as the only way he knew how...i blame his parentsand the school system for not getting him the appropriate help that he needed before it got to this point...he said he wanted to die by the cops but i also believe if he did not intend to harm any students then he would have brought an empty gun, if it was really his intentions. we may never know exatly what was in his mind but what i do know is that we as a community need to wake up and pay attention to the generation and give them the guidance and help that they need before something tragic like this happen. let this be a lesson to all! words do hurt, and they cut deep, but guns in the wrong hands take lives. cure the problem before it festures into situations like this.
cl October 16, 2012 at 04:02 AM
What most of you ignorant people are failing to realize is location!! I went to phhs and while I was there numerous kids carried guns. I would bet a lot that the kids who were bullying Bobby carried guns themselves. Take overlea high for example...right around the corner and they have metal detectors, u have to wear a see through backpack, and they even have their own police precinct ran right out of the school. I bet half of you dumb people have never even been to Baltimore and would be so scared you'd be locking your car doors once inside the city limits. Yes it was wrong to bring a gun to school but kids in this area do it and flaunt them all the time. His first shot was a warning shot that's it!!! When dumb ass Jesse wasmer tackled him was when the gun fired the bullet that hit the kid. Proven fact because numerous kids that were there are saying the same thing get your facts straight. For this boy who was alone and intimidated by kids with guns the story isn't far fetched. Almost all of the charges need to be dropped and reckless endangerment sound more about right as well as charging him as a JUVENILE!!!!! You guys live in nice suburbia and know nothing about Baltimore. Do some homework and shut up about something you know NOTHING about!!! Free Bobby!!!!!!
cl October 16, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Forgot to mention when I was a sixth grader at phmiddle one of my classmates got expelled for having a stun gun...hello?!
Jeanne October 16, 2012 at 02:41 PM
You are the "ignorant" person. Bobby was not being bullied, he was the bully. Bobby was also rude to people who tried to be nice to him. He has a long history of being a problem. The first shot was in fact not a warning shot and did hit Daniel in the back, other students would have been shot if it wasn't for Jesse Wasmer stopping Bobby. Get your facts straight before you mouth off and sound nasty. Bobby was not "alone" many people tried to help him but he ignored them all. Bobb was not "intimidated" in school. PHHS is in Baltimore County not Baltimore City and it is a good area were people do not run around with guns showing them to people. Bobby brought a shotgun and a lot of amunition to school. He loaded the shotgun and shot another student and was stopped before he could shoot anyone else. Bobby seriously injured Daniel and other students were physically injured as well. Bobby needs to go to jail for his crimes.

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