Maryland high school shooter charged as adult

A Baltimore County police officer speaks to a parent as students are evacuated from Perry Hall High School after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes Monday, in Perry Hall, Md.

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) â?? Authorities say a 15-year-boy has been charged as an adult with attempted first-degree murder in a shooting at a Baltimore County High School.

Baltimore County police said early Tuesday that the youth also has been charged with first-degree assault. He is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center. The Associated Press is not identifying the teen or his family because he is a juvenile.

Authorities say the student opened fire on the first day of classes Monday at Perry Hall High School, allegedly getting off two shots and wounding a classmate before being rushed by teachers. A hospital spokeswoman said the 17-year-old victim remained in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Monday evening.

Police plan to hold a news conference later Tuesday morning.

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