(AP) -- A 14-year-old boy accused of firing gunshots into the ceiling of a
high school has pleaded guilty but mentally ill in a plea deal.
The teen entered the plea yesterday. A
teacher tackled the 14-year-old student and detained him Sept. 7 just after the
teen fired a gunshot into the ceiling of a packed classroom at Normal Community
The teen's plea applies to eight charges, including armed violence,
unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and aggravated
unlawful restraint. Eight similar charges were dropped.
Defense attorney Art Feldman says sentencing ranges from probation to
serving time in a detention center, both until he's 21. The boy is held at a
juvenile detention center. His sentencing is Jan. 22.