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DCS investigating actions after Tennessee teen accused of killing classmate

May 8th, 2013 11:10 am by Staff Report

DCS investigating actions after Tennessee teen accused of killing classmate

NASHVILLE — The Department of Children's Services is reviewing its actions after a 17-year-old boy the agency was supervising gunned down a fellow high school student.

The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/17LviOa) the teen was released from the DCS's Woodland Hills Development Center for delinquent youth in December. He was required to have regular monthly phone calls and visits with a caseworker, but at the time of the April 11 shooting no one at the agency had been able to make contact with him for nearly two months.

Interim DCS commissioner Jim Henry said he believes the agency acted appropriately but is assessing its actions. Henry said there was little in the teen's past to suggest he was capable of murder.

The teen is in juvenile detention awaiting a June 28 hearing.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com

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