MYRTLE BEACH, SC (AP) - An attorney for a 14-year-old boy accused of shooting at a resource officer and taking pipe bombs to a Myrtle Beach-area school says the teen has been a victim of bullying.
Attorney Russell Long told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach at a hearing Friday that his client has severe emotional issues. Police have not identified the boy because of his age.
Family Judge Lisa Kinon ordered that the boy be kept on suicide watch until mental health professionals say it is no longer necessary.
The boy is accused of shooting at school resource officer Erik Karney on Tuesday. Karney was injured after the bullet struck a wall and was treated and released from a hospital.
Prosecutor Greg Hembree says he wants to try the teen as an adult.
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