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Mental exams ordered for suspect in Illinois school shooting


September 22, 2017

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — A judge ordered a central Illinois high school student to undergo mental evaluations and remain in juvenile custody after the freshman was charged with opening fire in the school cafeteria and injuring another student.

The student faces a count of aggravated battery with a firearm after Wednesday's shooting at Mattoon High School that left one student shot and in stable condition at a hospital. A judge during a Thursday hearing granted the evaluation requests from the student's public defender. The boy's parents agreed to the evaluations.

Coles County State's Attor...

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