MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in southwest Ohio have seized computers, knives, a BB gun and other items from the home of a 14-year-old student charged in a school cafeteria shooting.
The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports that investigators obtained a search warrant and carried out the search Monday afternoon with the consent of James Austin Hancock’s father. Among items taken were a smartphone, iPad, MacBook, computer tablet, three pocket knives, and a BB gun.
The newspaper reports that a Butler County sheriff’s detective’s affidavit states some 20 witnesses identified Hancock as the gunman.
Authorities say two Madison Local Schools students who were shot and two others hurt Feb. 29 are recovering. Hancock is being held in Butler County juvenile detention on charges including attempted murder.
He has denied the charges through his attorney.