Ohio school shooter gets maximum sentence

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URBANA, Ohio (WDTN) — The teen who pleaded guilty to opening fire inside West Liberty Salem High School has been sentenced to prison.

Champaign County Judge Nick Selvaggio sentenced 18-year-old Ely Serna to the maximum of 23.5 years in prison.

After hearing testimony, Selvaggio heard impact statements, including one from shooting victim Logan Cole.

Cole asked the judge to impose the maximum sentence on Serna.

Serna pleaded guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic charges in April.

He shot Cole in a school bathroom in January 2017.

Serna could face up to 23 years in prison. He also spoke during Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.

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