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Trial In High School Shooting Plot Underway In Brownstown
Updated May 26, 2016 6:30 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BROWNSTOWN) - The trial of a Seymour High School teen linked to a plot to shoot a fellow student in 2018 began Tuesday in Jackson Superior Court II in Brownstown.

The teen, who was 15 and a sophomore at the time of his Jan. 19 arrest, faces charges of attempted murder, aggravated attempted battery, conspiracy to commit murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated battery, conspiracy to commit possession of a firearm and attempted dangerous possession of a firearm.

Those charges stem from the threat of an attack being carried out at the school in 2018.

The boy is being held at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center in Brownstown.

Seymour Police Chief Bill Abbott says during their investigation there was a documented threat made against a specific student. That male student and his parents were made aware of the threat.

The attack was planned for April 20, 2018, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings in 1999 that killed 13 and wounded more than 20 others.

Seymour Community School officials discovered the plot after the student posted on social media and made verbal comments to another student about the planned attack, which would happen two years from now when he would be a senior. The student who heard the threat went to a guidance counselor, who then contacted administrators and the schools resource officer.

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