- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

URBANA, Ohio (AP) - A teenager charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students is due in juvenile court for a competency hearing.

An attorney for 17-year-old Ely Serna is asking a judge in Champaign County to close Friday’s hearing to the public, saying it involves medical and other personal information that isn’t public record and should be protected. The judge is expected to hear arguments on that.

Serna is charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses for the Jan. 20 attack at a high school in West Liberty. He previously denied the charges.

Authorities allege he fired a 12-gauge shotgun at a classmate in a bathroom, critically wounding the teen, then fired at classrooms. A second student also was struck by a shot and slightly injured.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2020 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide