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South Dakota teen gets 15 years probation in school shooting


August 10, 2017

CANTON, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota teenager accused of shooting and injuring his high school principal nearly two years ago has pleaded guilty to attempted murder.

A judge on Wednesday sentenced Mason Buhl to 25 years. The sentence was suspended, with Buhl to serve 15 years on supervised probation.

Authorities say Buhl brought a gun to Harrisburg High School on Sept. 30, 2015, and shot Principal Kevin Lein in the right arm. Buhl was tackled and restrained by two other high school staff members. No one else was hurt.

Buhl is now 18. He was charged as an adult with attempted murder and the...

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