Boy Charged in School Shooting; Lawyer Denies Culpability

Raisheem Rochwell “is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act.”

AP reports that Raisheem Rochwell is being charged as an adult for the shooting of two students Friday at Delaware Valley Charter School.  Rochwell’s attorney, though, is denying his culpability for the incident; both victims survived.

Charges against Raisheem Rochwell were based on surveillance video and witness information from the shooting Friday afternoon at Delaware Valley Charter High School, police said. One bullet from a gun Rochwell was holding hit two students, wounding each in an arm, police said.

But Rochwell’s attorney, Amato Sanita, disputed that account to reporters Saturday night.

“I’ve not seen that, I’m not aware of that, and from the information I have, I do not believe that is accurate,” Sanita said of the police version of events. He added that Rochwell “is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act.”

Rochwell faces a preliminary hearing on Feb. 6

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