15-year-old sentenced to 45 years in prison

Kenneth Bartley
Kenneth Bartley

In Tennessee, a 15-year-old boy was convicted of shooting a school employee in cold blood and wounding two others in November 2005. Kenneth Bartley Jr. was sentenced to 45 years in prison.

The teenager was initially facing life in prison, but the sentence was changed after a judge consulted with the defense and the prosecution, two school employees injured in the shooting and the widow of the deceased assistant principal.

According to witnesses, on November 8, 2005, Bartley brought his father’s gun to school, which he was going to exchange for a strong painkiller OxyContin. We found out about it in the directorate.

During an interview with the principal and his assistants, the teenager confirmed that he had a gun. He then removed it from the fuse in front of the adults, charged him and said, “I never liked you anyway,” ken Bruce shot.

The man died at the scene. Bartley then fired two more shots, injuring the principal and a second assistant.