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.