A teen with Down syndrome who was shot at Perry Hall High School is still listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Daniel Borowy, 17, had his back to alleged gunman Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. when he was shot at the Maryland school's cafeteria.

School aids pushed students under the table to protect them, ABC News reported.

Borowy's mother Rosemary wasn't comfortable speaking out about the shooting, but the mother of Borowy's good friend told the station that the mother is in shock.

"I was just dying for Rosemary and Daniel, feeling so bad," Trish Smelser told the station. "It's just a horrible thing to go through, but when you have a special needs child, it's just extra devastating. They don't communicate as well. It's just so hard."

Borowy is in critical condition with broken ribs and a bruised lung, but Smelser is confident that he'll make a full recovery.

"He's doing good. He's awake and he can wiggle his fingers and toes," Smelser's daughter Stephanie told ABC News.

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  • Robert Wayne Gladden Jr

    This booking photo made available by the Baltimore County Police Department, shows Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr., 15, of Baltimore. Gladden, Jr. was charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault in the shooting of a classmate on the first day of school at a Baltimore high school. (AP Photo/ Baltimore County Police Department)

  • Andrew Piper

    This Aug. 28, 2012 photo provided by the Baltimore County Police Department shows Andrew Piper of Baltimore. Piper is the stepfather of Robert Wayne Gladden, Jr, who was charged as an adult with attempted first degree murder and first degree assault in the shooting of a classmate on the first day of school at a Baltimore high school. Piper was arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting. He was charged with illegal possession of weapons and drugs at his home. (AP Photo/ Baltimore County Police Department)

  • Robert Gladden

    Profile picture from Robert Gladden's Facebook page

  • Robert Gladden

    Profile picture from Robert Gladden's Facebook page

  • Robert Gladden

    Profile picture from Robert Gladden's Facebook page

  • Tracie Bradford, of Perry Hall, Md., consoles her daughter Leah, a student at Perry Hall High School who says she was in the school's cafeteria when a student was shot there and critically wounded on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Parents gather at Ebenezer Road outside Perry Hall Middle School. Several had been notified by their children that a shooting happened at the nearby high school. <a href="http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/breaking-shooting-at-perry-hall-high-school" target="_hplink">Credit: Patch</a>

  • From left: Sarah Erpenstein and Carol Erpenstein. Sarah Erpenstein told Patch that she was in the cafeteria at the time of the shooting. <a href="http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/breaking-shooting-at-perry-hall-high-school" target="_hplink">Credit: Patch</a>

  • Students continue to file out of Perry Hall High School Monday afternoon following a shooting Monday morning. <a href="http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/breaking-shooting-at-perry-hall-high-school" target="_hplink">Credit: Patch</a>

  • Parents gather at Ebenezer Road outside Perry Hall Middle School. Several had been notified by their children that a shooting happened at the nearby high school. <a href="http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/breaking-shooting-at-perry-hall-high-school" target="_hplink">Credit: Patch</a>

  • Parents gather at Ebenezer Road outside Perry Hall Middle School. Several had been notified by their children that a shooting happened at the nearby high school. <a href="http://perryhall.patch.com/articles/breaking-shooting-at-perry-hall-high-school" target="_hplink">Credit: Patch</a>

  • Parents and students try to reunite after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Becky Hobgood tries to locate her daughter after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Students evacuate Perry Hall High School after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Parents wait to reunite with their children after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Parents and students try to find each other after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • A Baltimore County police officer speaks to a parent as students are evacuated from Perry Hall High School after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Parents and students try to reunite after a student was shot and critically wounded on the first day of classes at Perry Hall High School, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

  • Tracie Bradford, Leah Bradford

    Tracie Bradford, of Perry Hall, Md., consoles her daughter Leah, a student at Perry Hall High School who says she was in the school's cafeteria when a student was shot there and critically wounded on the first day of classes, Monday, Aug. 27, 2012, in Perry Hall, Md. A suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, according to police. No one else was reported injured. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

Cops believe that Gladden, 15, wasn't aiming for anyone in particular when he opened fire on the first day of school, Monday, at about 11 a.m. He's being tried as an adult, charged with attempted first-degree murder.

The day of the incident, Gladden posted chilling Facebook messages, including, "First day of school, last day of my life."