Feedback: Teen Charged With Attempted Murder In Indian River Gun Incident

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A 15 year old Indian River Central School student was charged with attempted murder in connection with a gun incident at the school in January.

A news release from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department did not name the teenager and was charged as a juvenile offender.

The youth was charged with second-degree attempted murder.

"That is a specified offense that an individual can be charged as a juvenile offender and that case goes through the adult court system," said District Attorney Cindy Intschert.

Whom the boy was allegedly trying to kill is not being released, but it's believed to be one other person, said Intschert.

The teen was ordered held without bail following arraignment in county court.

"It's my understanding that the juvenile is currently at an appropriate medical facility receiving medical and psychological evaluation and treatment," said Intschert.

She said the case will go to a grand jury and based on that outcome, the case would either be heard in county court or family court.

If it's heard in county court, the proceedings would be open to the public.

If the case goes to family court, the matter would be kept confidential.

The incident happened January 15 when the high school student took a rifle to class. When he opened the case the rifle was in, a teacher, Bob Kuba, grabbed the rifle and called for help.

Kuba was honored for his quick thinking.

A source told 7 News at the time the rifle was .22-caliber semi-automatic Savage and the youth was carrying 500 rounds of ammunition.

Undersheriff Paul Trudeau told us the gun was loaded when it was seized and was part of a violent plan.

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