Teen suspect in school shooting to remain in custody

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Parents wait at Lions Park in West Liberty, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, to pick up their children after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools. A male student was shot and wounded was hospitalized Friday, and another student suspected in the shooting was in custody, officials said. (Marshall Gorby/Dayton Daily News via AP)

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old boy charged in a school shooting that injured two students will remain in custody at a juvenile detention center for now.

Parents wait at Lions Park in West Liberty, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, to pick up their children after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools. A male student was shot and wounded was hospitalized Friday, and another student suspected in the…

A juvenile court judge on Monday granted the prosecutor’s request to continue the teenager’s detention. Champaign County’s prosecutor says the boy fired a 12-gauge shotgun in the Friday morning attack at a high school in West Liberty, 45 miles northwest of Columbus.

The prosecutor says the teenager is a danger to himself and the community.

A message seeking comment was left for the boy’s attorney.

The teen initially was held on a felonious assault charge. Prosecutor Kevin Talebi (tuh-LEE’-bee) has said the boy will face additional charges. Talebi says he will seek to have the case moved to adult court

Classes are to resume Tuesday.

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