Perry Hall High School Shooting Victim Has Down Syndrome
That, my friends, is the look of insanity. This Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. kid definitely has mental problems, and took it out on his classmates on the first day of school this past Monday at about 11:00am at Perry Hall High. One of the victims, Daniel Borowy, has down-syndrome and is still listed in critical condition at the hospital.
The story goes, Daniel, 17, had his back turned towards alleged shooter Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. when he was shot in the cafeteria of the Maryland high school.
School aids pushed students under the table to protect them, ABC News reported.
Borowy’s mother Rosemary wasn’t comfortable speaking out about the shooting, but the mother of Borowy’s good friend told the station that the mother is in shock.
“I was just dying for Rosemary and Daniel, feeling so bad,” Trish Smelser told the station. “It’s just a horrible thing to go through, but when you have a special needs child, it’s just extra devastating. They don’t communicate as well. It’s just so hard.”
Daniel sits with broken ribs and a bruised lung at the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
Police believe there was no particular victim in this incident as Gladden, 15, opened fire on the first day of school.
The day of the shooting, Gladden posts on his Facebook “first day of school, last day of my life”, a chilling warning to those at his school. He’s being tried as an adult and charged with attempted first degree murder.