PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) - Authorities say a student who was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at a Baltimore County high school was shot at random.
Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said at a news conference Monday afternoon that officers believed that the shooter, who was also a student at Perry Hall High School, fired at random and struck the 17-year-old victim.
Johnson says the shooter took out a weapon he had hidden when teachers and a school resource officer immediately rushed him. Johnson said a second shot was fired. The shooter was quickly subdued.
A hospital spokeswoman says the teen who was shot is in critical condition.
Johnson says the shooter acted alone. Police found the weapon he used but would not say what it was.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
How much is the Detroit owned art at the Detroit Institute of Arts worth? It is a loaded question. The reason? It is being asked by Detroit’s Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
Michigan's local governments would have the option to put cameras at intersections to spot drivers running red lights under proposed legislation in the state House.
Michigan's public schools could see increased funding under measures approved by Republican-led budget panels on Thursday.