Bloomington, Ill. (AP) -- A central
Illinois judge has sentenced a 15-year-old to state juvenile prison for firing
gunshots into the ceiling at his high school in Normal.
Judge Elizabeth Robb sentenced the boy on
Tuesday. He could stay in the prison until he is 21. The judge says the boy
"terrorized a room full of young people" and "rocked the
community." The boy's name was sealed in court records. There were no
injuries after the Sept. 7 shooting at Normal Community
The boy pleaded guilty but mentally ill
in December to weapons charges and unlawful restraint. Eight counts were
Public defender Art Feldman had asked the judge to give the
boy five years' probation and mental health services. Prosecutors asked that
the boy be kept in the juvenile detention system.
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