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Central High Student Charged as Adult in Shooting

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Erie police have charged a 16-year old student from Central Tech High School in the shooting incident that injured another teen near Strong Vincent High School Monday afternoon.  Jakwaris Robison is charged with attempted homicide as an adult under the Fisher Bill.  The state law permits juveniles to be treated as adults in the court system if they are accused of committing a violent crime.

Police and the Erie School District confirm that the victim of the shooting is a sophomore student at Strong Vincent.  Students who witnessed the incident told us they had gathered to watch a "planned fight" between a student from Strong Vincent and a student from Central. It happened on the corner of 8th and Cranberry.  Witnesses and police confirm that the Central student produced a gun and started shooting.  The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds.  He was hit by gunfire in the leg and abdomen.

Students identified the victim, but authorities have not yet confirmed his identity.  They say he is under intensive care at UPMC Hamot. 

Erie schools spokesman Matthew Cummings says the district wants to keep the school day as normal as possible at Strong Vincent, but they did call in extra security and counselors to support the students there.

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