Teen who planned mass shooting at Hilliard-Davidson High School released from prison


The teen who was sentenced to prison for planning a mass shooting at Hilliard-Davidson High School was released Friday.

According to court records, John Staley III was ordered to live in a halfway house for 3 to 6 months and serve five years of probation.

In January, Staley was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder. He was sentenced to four years in prison in February.

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Stanley planned the mass shooting in the fall of 2016.

Authorities said his plans were advanced, including diagrams of the building, online research, and efforts to recruit other students to help carry it out.

They said records from his computer also showed racist, Nazi and neo-Nazi propaganda.

Hilliard Police arrested Staley in October 2016, based on a tip from another student.

He was originally charged in juvenile court, but a judge ordered him prosecuted as an adult.

Staley has appealed the result of the criminal case. The appeals is still going through the court process.

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