The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled Feb. 28 for the date it will hear arguments from a public defender that Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White should be tried as a juvenile and not as an adult.
White, 14, was 13, and a seventh grader at Memorial when he brought an assault rifle into the school Oct. 7, 2006, fired the weapon into the ceiling, then pointed the gun at Principal Steve Gilbreth and allegedly attempted to pull the trigger. Authorities say the weapon jammed.
White was charged with two counts of assault and single counts of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, and attempted escape.
Jasper County Circuit Court Judge David Mouton ruled that White would be tried as an adult. The case has been put on hold until the Supreme Court makes its decision.