13-year-old Indiana boy to learn fate in May school shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A 13-year-old boy who admitted shooting and wounding a classmate and a teacher at a suburban Indianapolis school is expected to learn whether he’ll be sent to a state juvenile detention center.

The boy admitted on Nov. 5 to shooting teacher Jason Seaman and 13-year-old classmate Ella Whistler .

That admission would be a guilty plea if he’d been charged as an adult in the May 25 attack at Noblesville West Middle School, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Indianapolis.

A judge was expected to announce Wednesday the juvenile equivalent of a sentencing in the case.

Prosecutors want him sent to a state juvenile detention center. The boy’s attorneys want him sent to a private treatment facility.

The Associated Press isn’t using the boy’s name because he’s charged as a juvenile.