- Associated Press - Monday, June 12, 2017

URBANA, Ohio (AP) - A teenager charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students will be tried as an adult.

Champaign County Juvenile Court said Monday that 17-year-old Ely Serna’s case will be transferred to the county Common Pleas Court. He has denied juvenile charges of attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses for the Jan. 20 attack at a high school in West Liberty, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) northwest of Columbus.

Authorities allege Serna fired a shotgun at a classmate in a bathroom, critically wounding him, and then fired at classrooms. A second student was slightly injured.

A message seeking comment on the transfer to adult court was left at his attorney’s office Monday.

Prosecutors had requested that Serna’s case be sent to adult court.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide