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Police: Boy shot classmate, then asked victim to shoot him

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    Law enforcement and EMS wait outside after a shooting at West Liberty-Salem Schools in West Liberty, Ohio. A male student was shot and wounded was hospitalized Friday, and another student suspected in the shooting was in custody, officials said.

COLUMBUS, Ohio >> A newly released police report says the Ohio teen accused of shooting a classmate in school turned the weapon around and asked the victim to kill him.

The report was released today by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office. It says the 17-year-old suspect expressed surprise that his victim was still alive before asking that he pull the trigger.

The report says the victim, 16-year-old Logan Cole, refused to shoot his attacker.

The account by Sheriff’s Detective Glenn Kemp says the suspect assembled the shotgun inside a school bathroom stall and waited several minutes until the first class bell rang.

The Associated Press isn’t naming the suspect because it generally doesn’t identify juveniles charged with crimes.

A message was left with the suspect’s public defender.

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