Who is James Austin Hancock?

Who is James Austin Hancock?

MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - Just a few hours after the horror at Madison Jr/Sr High School, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones identified the alleged shooter as 14-year-old James Austin Hancock.

Hancock, a student at Madison, wrestled for the Mohawks and one of his teammates was shocked to hear Hancock was the suspected shooter.

"He's real nice, he's friendly with everyone, everyone's usually real nice to him," said Madison sophomore Jordan Eslick. "I don't ever see him get picked on or have a problem with anyone."

Eslick told FOX19 NOW that one of the victims in the incident, Cooper Caffery, is also a wrestler. He says he is unaware of any problems Hancock may have had with any of his teammates.

"It was his first years on the wrestling team and we were actually pretty good friends. It didn't seem like anything was wrong with him, like he was bullied, he got along with everyone and I was really shocked when I heard it was him," Eslick said.

At this time, investigators are not giving a motive to the shooting.

Hancock is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, one count of inducing panic and one count of making terroristic threats, the Butler County Sheriff's Office announced.

He is being held at the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center.

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