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The Latest: Solicitor wants to try teen as adult in shooting

October 06, 2016 - 2:37 PM

TOWNVILLE, S.C. - The Latest on a shooting at a South Carolina elementary school (all times local):

5:15 p.m.

Prosecutors want the 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father and fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy at a South Carolina elementary school to be tried as an adult.

Solicitor Chrissy Adams said in a news release Thursday that she is seeking to transfer the teen from family court to circuit court. She has charged the teen with two counts of murder, three counts of attempted murder and five counts of possessing a weapon during a violent crime.

Family court will set a hearing on Adams' request.

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his father before driving to the school Sept. 28.

Bullets struck Jacob, a classmate and his first-grade teacher. Jacob died Saturday. The other two were treated and released on the day of the shooting.

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4:45 p.m.

An elementary school playground where a South Carolina gunman opened fire could be turned into a "tranquility park" to honour the 6-year-old boy who died after being shot.

District Superintendent Joanne Avery says a new playground for Townville Elementary students will "help with the healing." The district hopes to raise $750,000. That estimate includes putting new play equipment elsewhere on school property and creating an open park in the existing space.

Avery says just 10 students were absent when classes resumed Thursday, a day after Jacob Hall's superhero-themed funeral.

Authorities say a 14-year-old boy killed his father before driving to the school Sept. 28.

Bullets struck Jacob, a classmate and his first-grade teacher. Jacob died Saturday. The other two were treated and released on the day of the shooting.

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