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Judge: Ohio school shooting suspect competent to face trial

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URBANA, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio judge says a teenager charged in an Ohio school shooting that wounded two students is competent to stand trial.

A Champaign County Juvenile Court judge made the ruling Monday after earlier hearing testimony from two psychologists who evaluated the 17-year-old.

Ely Serna is charged as a juvenile with attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses for the Jan. 20 attack at a high school in West Liberty. He has denied the charges.

Serna's attorney tells the Springfield News-Sun that he still is worried about the teen's competency but he respects the court's decision.

Authorities allege he fired a shotgun at a classmate in a bathroom, critically wounding the teen, and then fired at classrooms. A second student was slightly injured.

Prosecutors want to try Serna as an adult.

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