Published: Sun, February 10, 2019

Baltimore school monitor shot while confronting armed intruder

Baltimore school monitor shot while confronting armed intruder

A staff member was shot at a Baltimore high school on Friday, triggering a shutdown of the building, officials said.

Officials did not release any information on the staffer's condition.

The school was put on lockdown after the shooting, and a suspect has already been taken into custody.

The suspected shooter is in custody, and all students are safe, Baltimore City police said.

Boatwright said the assailant was confronted by three officers, one of whom was unable to access his weapon-a fact he says should prompt the board to reconsider its vote to keep school police unarmed inside school facilities.

However, the flare up of violence inside a school is raising fresh questions about the safety of the city's educational facilities.


WBAL-TV 11 News I-Team lead investigative reporter Jayne Miller reported that an ambulance left the school with a school police officer following. "We believe this is an outside person who confronted the person inside the school", Conaway said. A message would have been nice, ' said Keith Young, a claims adjuster who rushed through traffic to pick up his stepson, Terrence, a 10th grader.

The school dismissed early for the police investigation.

The victim was later identified as Michael Marks, a special education assistant at the school, Baltimore's Fox 45 reported.

An AP review previous year suggested that adding more officers and armed guards or arming teachers would nearly certainly have unintended consequences.

Officials said the law enforcer responded immediately and fired a shot that hit the gun in the teen's hand just as he shot himself in the head.

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