Student Killed at After-School Fight

A 14-year-old high school freshman was shot in the back and killed after gathering with a small crowd near a school in Columbus, GA, to witness a fight. The crowd had congregated after school in August to witness a confrontation between two boys in the woods near Marshall Middle School when one of the boys produced a loaded revolver.

Police said the shooter, identified as 14-year-old Terrell Poe, fired one shot into the ground and a second that hit Bianca Walton in the back, fatally wounding the girl.

Poe, an eighth grader, has pleaded innocent to charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He is being held without bond and prosecutors intend to try him as an adult.

An 18-year-old student, who police contend brought the gun to the middle school campus, has been charged with carrying a weapon onto school property, a felony, and a misdemeanor charge to reckless conduct.

The next day, another schoolboy confrontation in Georgia turned violent when a 15-year-old victim, a student at Dacula High School, suffered wounds to the abdomen that were not considered life threatening.

The 16-year-old suspect faces felony counts of aggravated assault, carrying a concealed weapon and carrying a weapon on school grounds