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

Elias Hubbard
February 11, 2019

Baltimore Police are on the campus of Frederick Douglass High School investigating the shooting of a staff member Friday by an adult visitor to the school.

The victim is now being treated at Maryland Shock Trauma and is now in serious, but stable, condition.

The staff member is in serious but stable condition, and the suspected shooter is in custody. WBAL reports Baltimore City police said the shooting was reported shortly after noon.

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

The shooting occurred in the front area of the school.

"I think the school board should take a look deep within themselves to decide if keeping officers unarmed is in the best interest of staff and students", Boatwright said. "We believe this is an outside person who confronted the person inside the school", Conaway said. "They don't keep those things on all day", he said.

"We didn't hear a thing from the school".

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

A shooting investigation is underway at Fredrick Douglass High School.

Also last year, a school resource officer in Maryland's St. Mary's County fired at a student gunman after he mortally wounded 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey before killing himself. The suspect is in his 20s, officials said during a press conference.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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