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15 May 2014 - Backpacks banned from Atlanta school after shooting

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/05/2014


Backpacks banned from Atlanta high school after shooting

Paresh Dave (The Chicago Tribune)
Students at an Atlanta High school faced tough security measures Wednesday — including a ban on backpacks and book — after a teenager opened fire near campus, injuring five people, including four students.
Marcellus Brooks, 17, has been charged as an adult with five counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony in connection with the shooting Tuesday outside Therrell High School. Last month, he was charged with robbery in a criminal case, according to court records.
Four of the shooting victims were admitted to Grady Memorial Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and were in stable condition Wednesday. One was expected to be discharged Wednesday, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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17-year-old arrested in shooting near Ga. school
Associated Press (Bradenton Herald)
ATLANTA — Police say a 17-year-old boy has been charged with aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded five near an Atlanta high school.
A judge denied bail for Marcellus Brooks during a court appearance on Wednesday. Brooks is being charged as an adult on five counts and will remain in custody.
Brooks' defense attorney, Roberta Longmire, said Brooks didn't have a gun and none was found in his vicinity. Atlanta Police and Fulton County prosecutors didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.
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One Therrell shooting victim now in critical condition
Marcus K. Garner and Alexis Stevens (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
One of the four people hospitalized after being shot near Therrell High School Tuesday is now in critical condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Denise Simpson. One patient will be discharged at some time today and the other two will be hospitalized at least through Thursday, Simpson said.
The fifth person shot was treated and released Tuesday.
ORIGINAL STORY: The 17-year-old Therrell High School student accused of shooting five people near the southwest Atlanta school on Tuesday was out on bond for robbery, authorities said.
Marcellus Brooks pleaded not guilty less than a week ago to a felony robbery charge, according to Fulton County Superior Court records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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Three still in hospital, accused teen shooter faces judge
Rodney Harris (Fox 12)
Three people were still in the hospital Wednesday night, recovering from Tuesday's shooting across from Therrell High School in southwest Atlanta. One was in critical condition. The other two are stable.
Meanwhile, the accused shooter faced a judge for the first time Wednesday morning at the Fulton County Jail.
17-year old Marcellus Brooks blocked his face from the media's cameras in court as a judge decided if Brooks could go home or would have to stay in jail.
"Sir, I need to tell you you're charged with five counts of aggravated assault, one count of possession of knife or firearm in the commission of a felony," said the judge.
Brooks is accused of shooting into a crowd outside Therrell High, hitting five people, four of them students.
Prosecutors asked the judge to deny Brooks any bond. His attorney asked for it, pointing out he's 17, a 10th grader at the school and he works.
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"15 May 2014 - Backpacks banned from Atlanta school after shooting", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2014. Consulté le 29/05/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/key-story/archives-revue-de-presse-2014/15-may-2014-backpacks-banned-from-atlanta-school-after-shooting