Prosecutor: Townville Elementary Shooter Should be Tried as an Adult

Townville, S.C. - A motion was filed on Thursday petitioning that the accused Townville Elementary shooter be tried as an adult.

On September 29th, a 14-year-old male is accused of killing his father at their home before driving a pickup truck to nearby Townville Elementary School and opening fire. Three students and a teacher were injured, and one of the children died days later. 

Today, the Tenth Circuit Solicitor's Office petitioned the court to try the accused 14-year-old teen as an adult for the two counts of Murder, three charges of Attempted Murder, and five chargers of Possession of a Weapon During the Commission of a Violent Crime he was charged with before.

This involves a transfer of jurisdiction from Family Court to the Court of General Sessions. 

The Department of Juvenile Justice must evaluate the teen before a hearing date for the motion can be set. Once the evaluation has been completed, the Solicitor's Office will announce the hearing date. 


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