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Student Who Plotted Hilliard School Shooting Gets Four Year Prison Sentence

Feb 9, 2018

John Staley III
Credit Hilliard Police

The Hilliard teen convicted of plotting a mass shooting at Davidson High School in 2016 has been sentenced to four years in prison.  

17-year-old John Staley III was charged after a student heard him on a school bus discussing the plot. Prosecutors say Staley's electronic devices contained Nazi and racist information, along with websites glorifying school shooters. Prosecutors have also said Staley had been bullied and devised the plot in retaliation.