Lawyer Denies Ohio Teen's School Shooting Charges

The teen is accused of opening fire on classmates in an Ohio high school cafeteria on Monday.

A 14-year-old boy accused of shooting students at an Ohio school will remain in juvenile detention under a magistrate's instructions.

He's charged with attempted murder, felonious assault, inducing panic and making terroristic threats. His attorney entered a denial of the charges Tuesday in Butler County juvenile court.

The boy's ankles were shackled as he sat silently during the brief hearing. He kept his head down, reading the complaint. He was ordered to remain in custody pending a hearing April 5. 

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His attorney and supporters declined to comment afterward. It's unclear whether prosecutors might seek to move the case to adult court. 

Authorities said the boy fired at students Monday at the Madison Junior/Senior High School cafeteria. An unidentified 911 caller identified the boy by name and told a dispatcher, "He just pulled out his gun and started shooting."

Two students were shot, and two others were hurt by shrapnel or while running away. The injuries weren't considered life-threatening.

The boy, who ran from the school, threw down the weapon and was caught nearby with the help of a police dog.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said he's aware of a motive but isn't ready to release it.

The school district canceled classes and activities Tuesday.

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