Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody

  • Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody

Hall monitor, 56, shot at Baltimore high school; adult suspect in custody

Questions are being raised after an armed 25-year-old man was able to enter Frederick Douglass High School in Northwest Baltimore and shoot a 56-year-old hall monitor February 8.

The wounded hall monitor and special education assistant, who students said was also an athletics coach, was in serious but stable condition.

According to Fox Baltimore, the call came out just after noon Friday for shots fired inside of the school building.

A 25-year-old male suspect is in custody.

The suspected shooter is in custody, and all students are safe, Baltimore City police said. Police say when they arrived they found a 56-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his lower torso.

"In a city where violence is too present, our schools must be havens of safety and peace, where confrontation and weapons have no place".

He was quickly arrested by school police officers with the Baltimore City School Department, authorities said. "We believe this is an outside person who confronted the person inside the school", Conaway said.

Students have been released from the school for the day.

The school dismissed early for the police investigation.

He criticized a recent unanimous vote by Baltimore's school board rejecting firearms for school resource officers posted to city schools. The officers were working in the school at the time of the shooting.

"My question is: How does that 10-0 vote look now?" The suspect is in his 20s, officials said during a press conference.