‘I have a hard time accepting it’: Student charged with killing classmate in ‘incident’
A 15-year-old high school student has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a classmate, according to an arrest affidavit filed in federal court Friday.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.
The student, identified only by his first name, Daniel, is charged with one count of murder, one count each of attempted first- and second-degree attempted murder, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
He also faces additional counts of carrying a firearm on school property, according the FBI.
The affidavit filed Friday said the charges could be upgraded to murder if prosecutors determine Daniel was acting in self-defense.
Daniel was in a vehicle with a 15-week-old boy and a 6-month-old girl on Sept. 28, 2016, when he drove up to the victim’s car, shot the boy and then drove off, the affidavit says.
Daniel also is charged in a second incident, in which he drove over the boy’s car and shot him.
Daniel is also charged in two other incidents in which police say he shot a man in the leg in June 2016, and a man who was shot in the back in June 2017.
He also is being held on $500,000 bail, and is due back in court on Dec. 6.