Saturday, February 21, 2009

Hearing set Friday for Memorial Middle School shooter

A case review for Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White, 16, will be held 9 a.m. Friday in Jasper County Circuit Court.

White has been a guest of the state since November 2006 when he took an assault rifle into the school, fired a shot into the ceiling, then aimed it at Memorial Middle School Principal Steve Gilbreath and attempted unsuccessfully to pull the trigger, according to police accounts.

White's long wait for a trial has been primarily because of efforts by his public defenders to have his case removed from adult court and returned to the juvenile system.

White is charged with two counts of assault and single counts of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and attempted escape.

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