Alleged Champaign County school shooter due in court

URBANA, Ohio (AP) --A teenager charged in a shooting at a school near Urbana is due in juvenile court Friday for a competency hearing.

An attorney for 17-year-old Ely Serna is asking a judge in Champaign County to close the hearing to the public, saying it involves medical and other personal information that isn't public record and should be protected.

Serna is charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses for the Jan. 20 attack at a high school in West Liberty.

He previously denied the charges.

Authorities allege he fired a 12-gauge shotgun at a classmate in a bathroom, critically wounding the teen, then fired at classrooms.

A second student also was struck by a shot and slightly injured.

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