Family court requested for Vermont teen accused of planning mass shooting
July 20, 2018 02:56 AM
RUTLAND COUNTY - Lawyers for a Vermont teen accused of planning a mass shooting have asked for his case to be moved to family court.
They want to transfer the remaining misdemeanor charges to determine if 18-year-old Jack Sawyer will be treated as a youthful offender.
Sawyer was initially charged with attempted murder, accusing him of planning a shooting at Fair Haven Union High School in Rutland County. That charge was dropped by the Vermont Supreme Court.
Sawyer still faces misdemeanor charges of criminal threatening and carrying a weapon with intent of harming another person.
The county prosecutor says she is against granting Sawyer youthful offender status.
Created: July 20, 2018 02:56 AM
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