A 17-year outdated male charged with second diploma homicide stays in custody this week following the capturing demise of Forbush Excessive College senior Norah Smitherman. Because the suspect within the capturing is a juvenile his identify isn’t being launched, nonetheless college officers have confirmed he was additionally a Forbush Excessive College pupil.
“A Forbush Excessive College has been charged in relation to an off-campus incident on Nov. 4 that resulted within the demise of a fellow pupil at Forbush Excessive College. We’re deeply saddened by these occasions,” Yadkin County Faculties Superintendent Todd Martin mentioned.
The person was denied bond in a listening to final week and is being housed in a N.C. Division of Juvenile Justice facility.
Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver mentioned the juvenile is predicted in court docket once more on Thursday.
Because the case entails juveniles, few particulars are being launched.
In line with a press launch from the Sheriff’s Workplace, the capturing occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on Nov. 4, at a residence on Gospel Method Church Street in Yadkinville. Deputies arrived on the scene to discover a 17-year-old juvenile feminine with a gunshot wound. Yadkin County EMS arrived on the scene and pronounced the juvenile deceased. On the time, the sheriff’s workplace was investigating the capturing as an accident, however throughout their probe it grew to become a murder investigation. The sheriff’s workplace mentioned it was being assisted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.