Plea Agreement In Tennessee School Shooting

A plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Campbell County teen being tried as an adult in the school shooting at Campbell County High School.

Kenneth Bartley, Jr., 14 at the time of the shootings, agreed to plead guilty to one count of second-degree murder and two counts of attempted second-degree murder in the 2005 shootings at Campbell County High School.

The deal was announced after Special Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood consulted with defense and prosecution attorneys, the two administrators who survived and the widow of the administrator who died.

The court was in the process of selecting a jury for the trial.

The shooting occurred November 8th, 2005, after school officials confronted Bartley about having a gun.

Assistant Principal Ken Bruce died while Assistant Principal Jim Pierce and Principal Gary Seale were wounded.

Bartley will be sentenced to approximately 45 years in prison, he could have faced up to 51 years if convicted following a trial.


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