Accused Noblesville shooter appears in court for first time

(FILE) Parents drive students to school as they return to class for the first time at Noblesville West Middle School since a shooting in Noblesville, Ind. in May 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on a court appearance by a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting a teacher and classmate at an Indiana school (all times local):

9:25 a.m.

A 13-year-old boy mostly remained silent during an appearance in court, more than two weeks after he was accused of shooting a classmate and a teacher in suburban Indianapolis.

The boy answered “yes” or “no” to a series of questions Monday. He was accompanied by his parents. The 11 charges against him in juvenile court include attempted murder.

A magistrate entered a denial of the charges, the equivalent of a not-guilty plea. The teen will return to court on June 25. His parents and lawyer declined to speak to reporters.

A student and a teacher were injured at Noblesville West Middle School on May 25. The teacher, Jason Seaman, is credited with saving many lives by tackling the shooter.


8:20 a.m.

The 13-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding a classmate and teacher at his suburban Indianapolis middle school is expected to appear before a judge.

A juvenile court hearing is set for Monday morning for the boy. Prosecutors are asking the judge to declare him delinquent because he’s too young to be tried as an adult.

Authorities say the boy was carrying two handguns and a knife when he opened fire inside the Noblesville West Middle School classroom on May 25.

Thirteen-year-old Ella Whistler’s family said last week that she was shot seven times and remained hospitalized. Science teacher Jason Seaman was shot as he tackled the shooter. He was released from a hospital the next day.

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