HAMILTON, Ohio (AP/WKRC) - Investigative files showed that a 15-year-old Madison Township teen who opened fire on fellow students in a school cafeteria complained about his home life.
James Austin Hancock pleaded guilty to four attempted murder counts and one of inducing panic for the February shooting at Madison Local Schools near Middletown. He will be in juvenile detention until 21, when he will be free if he stays out of trouble.
Two students were shot, two others were hurt trying to get away. He had told the victims that they were not targeted.
In a Butler County sheriff's report released Friday, June 17, after a public records request by The Associated Press and other news organizations, a detective said Hancock gave his "home life" as the reason for the shootings. He said he was often grounded and his father pressured him about grades and he had a lot of chores.
A message was left Friday for his attorney.