Perry Hall High School Shooting: Victim Daniel Borowy Returns Home from Trauma Center
Sep 11, 2012 11:17 AM EDT
(Photo : Reuters )
Daniel Borowy, the 17-year-old gunshot victim in the Perry Hall High School in Baltimore, Maryland returned to his home in Kingsville Monday evening. Borowy, who was shot in the school cafeteria by a 15-year-old Robert J. Gladden, was being treated in the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical center.
Rosemary Borowy, Daniel's mother, told the Associated Press, "He's a fighter and he's been fighting from the minute he was hurt." His father, Milton Borowy told his son, "Isn't it nice to have a story with a happy ending?" as reported by the Huffington Post.
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Last month, Perry Hall High School student Gladden opened fire in the school cafeteria.
The shooting is said to have took place at 10.45 am at the Baltimore County High School cafeteria, where the 15-year-old opened fire with a gun. A school resource officer immediately rushed to stop the student, when the second fire was shot. According to police, only one person, Borowy was harmed. The victim was rushed to the hospital. He is said to be in a serious condition. Police say other students suffered minor injuries, none of them were gun-shot related.
According to Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson, the gunman is now in police custody.
The school's superintendent Dallas Dance told reporters of Associated Press, "We have some heroic and brave faculty members...They responded very quickly to minimize damage."
The school was immediately evacuated, as police took a young shirtless man into custody. Police have revealed neither motive nor any information on the type of weapon that was used. But WJZ News, a CBS affiliate, reports that the shooting may be related to a bullying incident.
Kevin Kamenetz, Baltimore County Executive, told CBS Baltimore, "I want to offer reassurance to everyone that the police department has the situation well under control... It was a random act of shooting....It's a difficult world we live in today. I kind of hoped Baltimore County would be immune, from this type of activity, but apparently we are not."
Governor Martin O'Malley released a statement: "Today, on this first day of school for many students in our State, we've suffered a senseless act of violence. I'd like to thank the teachers and administrators for their courageous and life-saving actions. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the injured student and his family," as reported by WJZ News.