Attorney says Oklahoma teen would not attend Lawrence high school

Thursday, October 2nd 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lawrence-AP) -- The attorney for an Oklahoma teen-ager who shot and injured five classmates four years ago says his client would not enroll in high school in Lawrence -- if he goes there to live with grandparents.

Attorney Steven Novick says 16-year-old Seth Trickey already has earned a high school diploma and scored a 22 on the ACT exam.

According to court records, Trickey has expressed interest in attending Haskell Indian Nations University.

Trickey is a former honor student who was 13 when he pulled a handgun from his backpack and fired a full clip of bullets at his classmates in December of 1999.

Oklahoma prosecutors oppose Trickey's release from state custody. They want him to remain in secure group homes until he turns 19.