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Shooter Tackled by Teacher in School to Serve up to 3 Years

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LACEY, Wash. (AP) - A 17-year-old who fired two shots at a Lacey high school will serve up to three years at a state juvenile detention facility.

           

The boy pleaded guilty to 12 felonies and two misdemeanors Wednesday in Thurston County Juvenile Court.

           

Earlier this month prosecutors withdrew a motion asking that the teen be tried in adult court, citing a psychologist's evaluation.

           

The teen apologized to school officials in court, saying all he can do is accept the consequences of his mistakes and learn from what he did.

           

Authorities say no one was injured after the teen took his father's gun and shot at the ceiling at North Thurston High School on April 27.

           

Teacher Brady Olson has been credited with stopping the shooter by tackling him from behind.

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