Alleged NCHS shooter due in court Monday

By Maggie Vespa

September 8, 2012 Updated Sep 9, 2012 at 3:56 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill.-- McLean County state's attorney confirms the 14 year-old boy accused in Friday's shooting at Normal Community High School remains in custody Saturday night at the Juvenile Detention Center in Normal.

He is due in court Monday, where he is expected to be charged in the shooting.

Due to his age, the student's name is not being released.

Authorities say the shooting took place inside a classroom around 8 a.m. Friday.

They say the suspect, a freshman at Normal Community, pulled a gun out of his backpack and fired two shots into the ceiling.

No one was injured.

The student was eventually tackled and detained by first-year health teacher Derrick Schonauer.

Students were evacuated to a nearby church and later released into the custody of their parents.

Classes are set to resume on Monday. Administrators say counselors will be on hand.

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