Townville Elementary School shooting suspect to be arraigned

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The teen accused of opening fire on a school playground after killing his father is expected in court.

Earlier this year, a judge ruled that Jesse Osborne will be tried as an adult on numerous charges.

Osborne is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in Anderson County. 

Authorities say Osborne, then 14, murdered his father at the family’s home before driving to the school and opening fire on the playground of Townville Elementary School.

Two students and a teacher were wounded in the shooting on Sept. 28, 2016. 

Six-year-old Jacob Hall died of his injuries days later.

Osborne has been charged with two counts each of murder, three counts of attempted murder and several weapons charges. 

A hearing was held in February 2018 to determine whether to try Osborne as an adult. Three months later, the solicitor announced that the court ruled in the state’s favor and agreed that Osborne should be tried as an adult. 

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