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Teen charged in shooting near Monroe Middle School pleads not guilty

Mason Wood is being charged as an adult for first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.

Posted: Sep 27, 2018 10:15 AM
Updated: Sep 27, 2018 10:31 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The teen charged with opening fire outside Monroe Middle School Tuesday has pleaded not guilty.

Mason Everett Wood, 17, faced a judge Thursday morning, and KEZI 9 News reporter Jessica Babb was at the arraignment.

Wood is being charged as an adult for first-degree assault, first-degree burglary and unlawful use of a weapon.

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According to court documents, Wood broke into a home on Bailey Lane near the middle school Tuesday.

Wood is also accused of shooting a 17-year-old victim and fleeing the scene.

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Afterward, an hours-long SWAT standoff took place near downtown Eugene. Investigators believed Wood was hiding out in that part of town. Wood ended up turning himself in.

A status check hearing is scheduled for Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

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KEZI 9 News is working to obtain Wood’s mugshot. The John Serbu Youth Detention Center wouldn’t comment on that Thursday morning, and the Lane County Jail said it doesn’t have a copy of Wood’s mugshot.

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