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Teen to be Tried as Adult in Va. School Shooting

May 18, 2010

A judge has ruled that a 15-year-old student accused of firing a gun inside a Portsmouth high school will be tried as an adult.

Keith Elliott is charged with underage possession of a firearm, brandishing a firearm and discharging a firearm, one count of breaking and entering while armed with a deadline weapon and two counts of discharging a firearm in a school.

A police detective testified in Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on Monday that Elliott told him he didn't intend to hurt anyone. The judge watched a video of students running out of the Wilson High School cafeteria after shots were fired on April 28.

The case is being sent to Portsmouth Circuit Court.

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