The suspect will continue to be held at the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia after the 30-day detention hearing scheduled on Thursday was cancelled.
The hearing was waived, according to one of the student’s three attorneys, Ryan Beasley, because.
The defence does not have enough information at this time to make formal arguments to a judge about whether or not the suspect should be detained.
We haven’t gathered much proof for the case yet, “To quote Beasley: “Numerous recordings, witnesses, phone logs, social media posts.
And incident reports are currently unavailable. We can’t have a handle on things until we have that.”
He added that the court also heard testimony on the suspect’s academic and therapeutic progress, as well as the results of a mental health evaluation.
A Classmate Shot and Killed the Student
On Thursday, officials at a middle school in South Carolina confirmed that a 12-year-old kid had been shot and killed by a classmate.
Victim Jamari Cortez Bonaparte Jackson has been named. A family spokesperson released a statement saying the event “devastated” the family.
According to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the accused gunman, who is also 12 years old, has been detained and charged.
With murder and other firearm counts in connection with the shooting at Tanglewood Middle School in Greenville.
According to reports, a school resource officer reported hearing gunfire at the institution at around 12:30 on Thursday.
The sheriff’s office stated that it was later determined that one student had shot another student, and that the two pupils were acquainted.
The suspect reportedly fled the school after the shooting and was discovered by deputies hiding under a deck at a nearby residence. According to the report, police found a weapon during the arrest.
School Was Immediately Placed on Lockdown
After hearing gunshots, officials said the school went into an immediate lockdown. Later, the school evacuated its students, who were taken to a nearby church before being reunited with their loved ones.
Sixth-grader Kelvin said he hid in the cafeteria when police came at the school. I was just terrified, Kelvin explained. When the cops arrived, I was at a loss for action. I initially mistook him for another shooter.
The sheriff’s office stated the suspected shooter was charged with one count of murder and numerous counts of weapon possession, including possession of a weapon by a person under the age of 18.
The youngster, who is too young to be identified, is currently on his way to the Department of Juvenile Justice in Columbia.
After conducting an inquiry and hearing, a judge in family court has the authority under state law to waive a minor accused with murder to adult criminal court.
A child must be at least 14 years old to be transferred in some situations, such as when they are charged with possessing an illegal firearm.