According to New York's Daily News, the 15-year-old accused of shooting a classmate at a suburban Baltimore high school on the first day of school was "obsessed" with the German industrial metal band Rammstein
was arrested Monday (August 27) after allegedly opening fire in the lunchroom at Perry Hall High School. Police say he critically injured a fellow student, Daniel Borowy
, before guidance counselor Jesse Wasmer tackled Gladden and took the gun away.
Gladden, who listed his nickname as "SuicidalSmile" on his Facebook page, posted the following status update the morning of the shooting: "First day of school, last day of my life. ... f--k the world."
Gladden described himself as a "metalhead" and a fan of Marilyn Manson
, and had picture of Rammstein
frontman Till Lindemann
as his Facebook "cover photo."
Baltimore County Police Chief James Johnson said at a news conference that Gladden rode to school on the bus with a bag containing a disassembled shotgun, 21 rounds of ammunition and a bottle of vodka.