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(BALTIMORE) — Baltimore County police have charged a 15-year-old student as an adult for the shooting at a high school on Monday that left a 17-year-old critically wounded.

Robert Wayne Gladden is being charged with attempted first-degree murder and first-degree assault for opening fire in Perry Hall High School’s cafeteria on Monday, according to police.  Gladden is being held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center in Towson, Md.

Additional updates are scheduled to be released at a news conference later Tuesday.

Gladden allegedly brought a disassembled shotgun to school on the first day of class, put the weapon together on campus and entered the cafeteria where he’s accused of shooting and wounding another student.

A teacher lunged at the student to stop the alleged shooting, but a second round was discharged before the teacher pinned the boy against a wall, police said on Monday.

The school was put on lockdown and then evacuated.

The victim, who has yet to be identified, was flown to Baltimore Regional Hospital Shock Trauma and is listed in critical condition.

Several other students suffered minor, non-shooting injuries during the incident.

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