Teen in Ohio school cafeteria shooting cited bad home life

James Austin Hancock pled guilty to four attempted murder counts and one of inducing panic

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HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) – Investigative files show that a 15-year-old Ohio boy who opened fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria complained about his home life.

James Austin Hancock pleaded guilty to four attempted murder counts and one of inducing panic for the February shooting at Madison Local Schools near Middletown. He will be in juvenile detention until 21, when he will be free if he stays out of trouble.

In a Butler County sheriff’s report released Friday after a public records request by The Associated Press and other news organizations, a detective says Hancock gave his “home life” as the reason for the shootings. He said he was often grounded and his father pressured him about grades and he had a lot of chores.

A message was left Friday for his attorney.
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