Boy Charged in Normal Shooting Found Fit for Trial


Prosecutors in central Illinois say a 14-year-old boy is fit to stand trial on charges accusing him of firing gunshots into the ceiling at a high school before a teacher tackled him.

Assistant State's Attorney Bill Workman tells The Pantagraph in Bloomington that a psychiatric evaluation found the boy meets the legal requirements of mental fitness. However the boy's defense lawyer, Art Feldman, says the teen has seen receiving mental health treatment.

The boy has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of unlawful restraint and unlawful use of a weapon. Normal police say the boy had three handguns and ammunition with him during the September incident at Normal Community High School. 

The boy also reportedly had a hatchet and two knives. No one was injured.

Story source: AP