HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – An Ohio sheriff says two 14-year-old students knew a boy had a gun at school before a cafeteria shooting but didn’t tell authorities, and they’ve been charged with failing to report a crime.
Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says 14-year-old James Austin Hancock showed the gun to both boys early in the school day, before the lunchtime shooting Monday at Madison Local Schools, near Middletown.
Jones says the boys have been issued a summons to appear in juvenile court on the misdemeanor count.
Authorities say two students were shot and two others were hurt Monday, and they’re all expected to recover.
Hancock is in juvenile detention on charges including attempted murder. He denied the charges through his attorney in a court appearance Tuesday.
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