(AP) -- A 14-year-old boy faces 16 felony charges after authorities accused him
of firing gunshots into the ceiling at a central Illinois high school before a teacher
A public defender entered a not guilty plea
for the boy during a juvenile court hearing on Monday. The boy is charged with
multiple counts of unlawful restraint and unlawful use of a weapon. Earlier
Monday, Normal police said the boy had three handguns and ammunition with him
during the Friday incident at Normal
The boy also reportedly had a hatchet and
two knives. No one was injured.
Police Chief Rick Bleichner says "the
potential for this situation was very great." The police chief wouldn't
discuss a motive.