Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Memorial Middle School shooter's mental evaluation filed in Jasper County Circuit Court

The mental evaluation of Memorial Middle School shooter Thomas Gregory White, 16, was filed under seal today in Jasper County Circuit Court.

The contents will be revealed during a case update Friday, at which time a decision will be made on whether White will stand trial.

White is charged with two counts of assault, and single counts of unlawful use of a weapon, armed criminal action, and attempted escape. He has been in jail since October 2006 when he took an assault rifle into Memorial Middle School, fired the waapon at the ceiling and then attempted to shoot at Principal Steve Gilbreth but the weapon jammed, according to the police report.

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