Sentencing for NCHS Student pushed back

By Audrey Williams

January 22, 2013 Updated Jan 23, 2013 at 11:03 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill -- Sentencing has been pushed back for a 14-year-old Bloomington boy who pleaded 'guilty but mentally ill' in connection with a September shooting incident at Normal Community High School.

The NCHS student is accused of pointing a gun at several students and firing several rounds in the classroom before a struggle with a teacher.

He has pleaded guilty to a variety of charges, including armed violence and unlawful use of weapons.

Last week, a psychiatrist recommend in-patient hospitalization for further diagnosis and stabilization, citing significant mental health concerns.

The court is working with the teen's parents to figure out hospitalization.

Sentencing has been moved to March 5.

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