PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible.
Police have said they charged Raisheem Rochwell based on surveillance video and witness information from the shooting Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School. Police say one bullet from a gun Rochwell was holding hit two students, wounding each in an arm.
But Rochwell's attorney, Amato Sanita, says he doesn't believe that account is accurate and says Rochwell "is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act."
The teen has been charged as an adult and remained jailed Sunday unable to post $500,000 bond. He faces a preliminary hearing Feb. 6.
The school will resume classes Tuesday, after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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