School Shooter Sentenced to Juvenile Detention Until Age 21

The 15-year-old will spend six years in the custody of the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

A teen that injured four students in a school shooting in February was ordered by a judge to be held in juvenile detention until he turns 21.

James Austin Hancock, 15, will not spend any time in the adult prison system with good behavior in juvenile detention, reports wpxi.com.

Hancock had pleaded guilty to four counts of attempted murder and one count of inducing panic after he opened fire on students in his high school cafeteria in southwestern Ohio.

Campus Safety had previously reported that Austin briefly shot at students with a .380 caliber gun at Madison Jr./Sr. High School before discarding the weapon and fleeing the scene. He was arrested minutes later without incident.

Two students were shot in the attack and two others sustained injuries from shrapnel or from running away. All four victims have fully recovered and read statements in court during the trial.

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Hancock apologized to the victims in court and said they weren’t targeted, although his motive for the shooting is not known.

“There really isn’t a good motive for what he did,” Defense Attorney Charles Rittgers said in May. “As most people know, especially at that age, they’re immature and they act sometimes impulsively.”

Hancock will now be transferred from the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center to the Ohio Department of Youth Services.

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