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UPDATE (September 10  1:07 p.m.):

Christopher Swayer-Schweigman was released on September 5 on $100,000 bail.

He was taken into custody this morning by personnel from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services on a parole retake warrant (unrelated case). He is currently being held in the Maryland Reception Diagnostics and Classification Center in Baltimore.

UPDATE (September 5  10:29 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police have identified the suspect charged in connection with the incident at Dulaney High School yesterday where two students were struck by pellets from a BB gun.

Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman (25) of the Unit block of Breezy Tree Court 21093 is charged with first-degree assault, second-degree assault, and reckless endangerment. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on $100,000 bail.

Police were called to Dulaney High School in the 200 block of East Padonia Road 21093 just after 3 p.m. yesterday for a report of a shooting with a BB rifle. When they arrived on the scene, they were told that shots were being fired at athletes as they ran around a field at the school.

Officers found that two tenth grade students had been struck by the pellets. Those students were released to the custody of their parents who later took them to a local hospital for treatment.

Police were able to identify Swayer-Schweigman as the person responsible for the incident and took him into custody. The investigation indicated that he had been shooting a BB gun from a window of his upper floor apartment.

Detectives served a search and seizure warrant on Swayer-Schweigman’s apartment and recovered a BB rifle.

This incident remains under investigation by the Cockeysville/Precinct 7 Investigative Services Team.

Booking Photograph for Christopher A Swayer-Schweigman

UPDATE (September 4  7:22 p.m.):

Baltimore County Police have taken a suspect into custody in connection with this incident. The investigation is still active and the suspect is not expected to be officially charged until late tonight or tomorrow morning.

Investigators believe that there is no danger to the community.

Original release (September 4  5:15 p.m.):

Two tenth grade students -- a boy and a girl -- were struck by pellets from a BB gun this afternoon while they were running cross country on a football field behind Dulaney High School in Precinct 7/Cockeysville.

Both suffered minor injuries that did not require treatment by Baltimore County EMS providers. The students were released to the custody of their parents.

The incident, which occurred at about 3 p.m., is under investigation by the Cockeysville Precinct's Investigative Services Team.

Update, August 5:

The suspect in this case is Robert Lee Bolen, 64, of no fixed address. He has been charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of first degree assault and one count of use of a firearm to commit a felony. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The female victim remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Booking photo of Robert Lee Bolen

Booking photo of Robert Lee Bolen, charged in shooting at apartment leasing office in Precinct 11/Essex.












Original release:

Baltimore County Police are investigating a shooting this morning at the Carroll Park Apartments leasing office in the 200 block of Carroll Island Road near Bowleys Quarters.

A woman,47, suffered critical injuries and a man, 39, suffered non-life threatening injuries from gunshot wounds when a male suspect entered the leasing office of Carroll Park Apartments and opened fire with a long gun. Both victims are employees of the Carroll Park Apartments.

9-1-1 received a call for a shooting at 10:18 a.m. after a man entered the leasing office and fired at least one shot from a long gun at the woman. The suspect subsequently shot at the man, who had been ascending a staircase from the lower level of the building.  The suspect exited the building and returned to a van he had driven there. He placed the long gun on the hood of the van and remained there until he was approached by detectives, who were in the area on an unrelated investigation.  The suspect was taken into custody and the weapon recovered without any attempt from him to fight or flee. 

The 64-year-old suspect is held on pending charges.

The woman was flown by Medevac to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The man who was shot was treated and released at the scene by Baltimore County Fire Department EMS personnel.

The initial investigation indicates that at least one and possibly both victims was targeted by the suspect. Witnesses told police that the suspect is a former tenant of the apartment complex who had been evicted several months ago. Detectives have learned that the suspect has been involved in an ongoing dispute with several employees in the rental office.

 The incident remains under investigation Baltimore County Police's Violent Crimes Unit.

UPDATE (December 10  4:09 p.m.):

The rumor about a person with a gun in Milford Mill Academy this morning has been determined to be a hoax.

This incident started with a rumor that had been circulating since early this morning that someone with a gun was going to shoot up the school. Just before 7:30 a.m., a 15-year-old ninth grade student that has disabilities entered the front entrance of the school and stood in the hallway for approximately 10 minutes. During this time, someone took a picture of the student. This picture then circulated via social media with the rumor that the student was the one who made the threat to shoot up the school. Another student received that information and forwarded it to a parent who called the school.

Police were able to identify the student in the picture and are interviewing him. Investigators believe that the student poses no threat to the school and the incident appears to be a rumor that got out of control.

Captain John McGann, commander of the Pikesville Precinct responded to the school to oversee the police response and investigation. He stated, “We take the safety of the students and staff at our schools very seriously. We will thoroughly investigate any possible threat.”

Update (December 10, 12:55 p.m.): Milford Mill Academy has been downgraded from a lockdown to an alert status. Definitions of alert status and lockdown are available online.

Original post:

At 11:09 a.m. this morning, Baltimore County Police received information that there was a gun inside of Milford Mill Academy, 3800 Washington Avenue 21244.

As a precaution, the school was placed on lockdown while police investigated the report.

The initial investigation has indicated that a parent reported that her child had received information about a threat against the school. So far, officers have not found a gun in the school and are working to identify the origin of the rumor about the threat.

Milford Mill Academy remains on lockdown.

The Pikesville Precinct commander is advising the parents to go to the Giant parking lot at 3602 Milford Mill Road where police will provide them with further information.

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