August 27th, 2012
(BlackMediaScoop) One student shot another in a Baltimore area high school Monday, giving students a lesson in terror on their first day back in school, police said.
The shooting at Perry Hall High School was reported around 11 a.m. and within minutes SWAT teams had surrounded the suburban school and students could be seen evacuating the buildings.
Police quickly apprehended a suspected gunman and local TV showed footage of a shirtless young man in handcuffs being marched to a police cruiser. The suspect’s name was not known, but students posting on Facebook hinted at the horror they had just endured.
“First day of school, last day of my life,” wrote one.
The 17 year old victim, who had reportedly been shot in the back, was flown by chopper to a nearby hospital. The condition and identity of the student was not known. Located in a suburb northeast of Baltimore, Perry Hall has 2,300 students and just last week was visited by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.