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Juvenile battery charges for Reno school shooting suspect:

James Scott Newman, the gunman at the Pine Middle School shooting in Reno, Nevada that wounded two, is now being charged as a juvenile…

Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick said that based on the current evidence, Newman was moved to a juvenile detention center in Reno where he will face two counts of battery with a deadly weapon.

“It has been determined that a review of the evidence and meetings between prosecutors and police personnel, that the requirement of specific intent to kill cannot be met from the facts of this case,” Gammick said in a statement late Friday.

He planned the shooting a week in advance. He researched other school shootings. He brought a gun with three bullets to school. He discharged the weapon at the school striking two students. But there was no intent to kill?

Whatever.

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