Hearing Held for Juvenile Involved in Philip Barbour Hostage Incident


A 14-year-old juvenile admitted to delinquency on 33 counts of felony offense wanton endangerment and one count of possessing a deadly weapon on the premises of an educational facility after the Philip Barbour High School hostage situation.

On Wednesday, the juvenile appeared in front of Judge Alan Moats in Barbour County Circuit Court. He will remain in a secure detention facility until a hearing is held to determine the case disposition, according to the Barbour County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

Based upon the juvenile’s admissions, the court could maintain jurisdiction over him until he turns 21. 

The juvenile will never be permitted to return to or attend Philip Barbour High School, any Barbour County school or any Barbour County school activity or function while under court supervision. 

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