Student charged in Jackson school shooting

Student charged in Jackson school shooting (Image 1)
Student charged in Jackson school shooting (Image 1)

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) – A student at a Jackson high school has been charged in connection with a shooting on campus.

Police say the 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault for shooting another student, carrying a weapon on school property, alternation of the handgun's serial numbers and tampering with evidence.

A judge set bond at $20,000 on Friday and ordered that he remain with his mother in Middle Tennessee other than to meet with his lawyer, and the teen was released.

Police said Friday the 17-year-old who was shot Thursday afternoon after Liberty High School was dismissed remained hospitalized in stable condition.

Police said prosecutors have indicated they will seek to have the teen tried as an adult.

A news release from police said the teens had been in a disagreement previously over a female student.

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