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School shooting suspect appears in court

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MADISON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) -

A 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and wounding two students in his school cafeteria began a pretrial hearing Tuesday on charges including attempted murder.

James Austin Hancock appeared in court at 2 p.m. 

His attorney has entered pleas of not guilty on his behalf.

Hancock was charged in the Feb. 29 shooting at Madison Jr/Sr High School in northern Butler County.

He was indicted as a juvenile under a serious youthful offender classification on attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic.

Hancock was 14 at the time of the shooting and has been in juvenile detention since his arrest.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones and Butler County Prosecutor Mike Gmoser haven't revealed a motive.

He is scheduled to appear in court again April 28. 

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