Student Shot at Baltimore High School

Suspect is in custody: police
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2012 11:09 AM CDT
Student Shot at Baltimore High School

A 17-year-old Baltimore high school student was shot today on the first day of school. Police tell the Baltimore Sun that the male Perry Hall High School student, whose condition was not available, was taken to a hospital. The suspect is in custody and the rest of the students have been evacuated. "It's horrifying," says a Baltimore County councilman who lives next to the school. "This is a very peaceful community."

Parents tell WJZ-TV there may have been a Facebook threat against the school; there are also unconfirmed reports that the victim was shot in the back in the school cafeteria. The station has video of a shirtless young man in handcuffs, the AP notes. (More Baltimore stories.)

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