Teen Shot at Ohio School Says Positive Attitude Helps Recovery

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WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) – A 16-year-old victim of a school shooting in West Liberty says he’s “feeling pretty good” and is glad to be attending classes and other school activities a month after the incident.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that Logan Cole discussed his recovery in an interview this week with radio station WBLL in Bellefontaine. He says keeping a positive, forgiving attitude is part of his coping strategy.

He was hospitalized in Columbus and required surgery after the Jan. 20 attack at his high school.

Authorities say 17-year-old Ely Serna fired a 12-gauge shotgun. He is charged in juvenile court with attempted murder, felonious assault and other offenses. He has denied the charges.

A judge ordered a competency evaluation of Serna at his defense attorney’s request.