Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Public defender objects to cameras at Memorial Middle School shooter hearings

The public defender representing Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White filed a motion in Jasper County Circuit Court today asking Judge David Mouton to reconsider his decision to allow cameras in the courtroom.

Brett Meeker also asked that her client be allowed to wear his personal clothing than Jasper County Jail clothing to his hearings.

Mouton approved the request for cameras in the courtroom May 12.

White, 15, was a 13-year-old seventh grader at Memorial in October 2006 when he took an assault rifle into the school, fired the weapon into the ceiling, then pointed it at Principal Steve Gilbreth and allegedly tried to fire the weapon, but it jammed.
White has been locked up since the incident. He faces two charges of assault and single charges of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and attempted escape.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am curious. Why not use his name? By calling hm the memorial middle school shooter instead of Thomas White, you degrade him. As a journalist and a communication arts teacher, you should know this.