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13-year-old Indiana school shooter won't be tried as an adult

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A prosecutor says a 13-year-old student accused of wounding a teacher and a classmate in a shooting at a suburban Indianapolis middle school will not be tried as an adult because of his age.

Hamilton County Prosecutor D. Lee Buckingham said Tuesday the boy would have faced 11 counts in adult court, including attempted murder and aggravated battery.

Buckingham said the teen’s case cannot be heard in adult court under current Indiana law because his alleged attempt to commit murder wasn’t successful.

Prosecutors filed a petition Tuesday alleging he is a delinquent child. He is to appear in court June 11.

He’s accused of shooting teacher and SIU alum, Jason Seaman, and 13-year-old Ella Whistler on May 25 at Noblesville West Middle School. Seaman has been credited with helping to stop the attack.

Whistler's family says she was shot 7 times, and remains hospitalized.

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