East Tenn. School Shooter Sentenced to time Served

Apr 7, 2014

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A former Campbell County High School student who was convicted of reckless homicide for fatally shooting an assistant principal has been sentenced to time served.

The Knoxville News Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1gDzXn3) reports Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood ruled Monday during a sentencing hearing against a defense motion for judicial diversion for Kenneth Bartley, which could have wiped clean his criminal record.

A jury convicted Bartley in February of reckless homicide for the November 2005 shooting of Vice Principal Ken Bruce. He was acquitted of two other counts.

Bartley was 14 years old when he shot and killed Bruce during a confrontation in the principal's office. Bartley, now 22, served more than eight years in prison after a guilty plea that he appealed.