CHARLESTON, Ill. — Records have been provided to a psychiatrist preparing the mental evaluation of an Illinois student accused of shooting a classmate in the high school cafeteria.
The Mattoon Journal-Gazette reports the records were addressed during a Coles County Court hearing Friday morning for the boy accused of the Sept. 20 shooting at Mattoon High School. The boy is charged in juvenile court with aggravated battery with a firearm, a felony. He is held at a juvenile detention facility.
The boy’s attorney, Ed Piraino of Champaign, told the judge at Friday’s hearing that he has received a hard drive containing police reports about the shooting. The newspaper reports police have done more than 200 interviews.
The boy’s next hearing is scheduled Jan. 11 to give the psychiatrist time to complete the evaluation.
Information from: Mattoon Journal-Gazette, http://www.jg-tc.com