(Jackso, TN) The 17-year-old student arrested for shooting another student at Liberty Tech will be tried as an adult.
On Wednesday, Jarrion Brooks, who was 16 when the shooting occurred, waived his right to a transfer hearing in juvenile court.
If he hadn’t waived that right, police would have had to prove Brooks was responsible for the shooting.
Brooks is charged with aggravated assault for shooting another student, carrying a weapon on school property, alteration of an item with permanent distinguishing numbers because the handgun’s serial numbers had been altered, and tampering with evidence.
Brooks remains free on $20,000 bond.
The case will now be heard by the Madison County Grand Jury.
In January, Brooks shot another student in the leg outside of a school building around dismissal time.
Police say the two students had fought earlier about a female student, then got into an altercation during dismissal. That’s when Brooks shot the unarmed 17-year-old.
A few hours later, a police dog found the gun that was used. Its serial numbers had been altered.