FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 16-year-old student is pleading not guilty in a shooting at Taft Union High School in Central California that left another 16-year-old wounded.
Bryan Oliver was charged as an adult with two counts of premeditated attempted murder and three counts of assault with a firearm in the attack Thursday.
Oliver's acquaintances say he was teased by his classmates for his red hair, social awkwardness and bookish appearance.
Kern County Chief Deputy District Attorney Mark Pafford said Oliver was charged as an adult because of the severity of his action and the injuries to the victim.
Defense attorney David Torres said in court that Oliver did not waive his right to change his plea in the future.
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