Accused South Carolina School Shooter, 14, Should Be Tried as an Adult: Prosecutor
The South Carolina teen accused of killing his father before opening fire on a grade school, killing a 6-year-old, could be tried as an adult.
Solicitor Chrissy Adams announced Thursday she has filed a petition to transfer the suspected killer's case from juvenile court to circuit court.
Adams is asking that the 14-year-old suspect be tried as an adult on two charges of murder, among other charges.
A hearing date for the motion will be set by the family court following an evaluation of the teen by the Department of Juvenile Justice, WYFF reported.
Officials have not released the suspect's name, but he has been identified in multiple local reports.
The suspect's father was found dead in their Townville home September 28. Police say the suspect drove three miles to Townville Elementary where he allegedly opened fire, hitting three people.
A 6-year-old student and a teacher suffered non-life-threatening wounds. Jacob Hall, also 6, was hit in the leg, severing his femoral artery.
The resulting blood loss caused major damage to Jacob's brain. His died twice and was revived before being placed on life support.
But Jacob ultimately died several days later. He was laid to rest Wednesday after a superhero-themed funeral where mourners dressed in various costumes.