12-year-olds could be tried as adults in Indiana if bill passes

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INDIANA (WEHT) Indiana lawmakers are considering a bill that would charge children as adults at the age of 12.

The bill is in response to a shooting the shooting at a Noblesville middle school in Central Indiana in 2018.

Senate bill 449 would lower the age and expand the list of crimes that could send a child to jails.

The expanded list includes crimes like murder, attempted murder, rape, kidnapping and armed robbery. The bill will be heard in the house. If it is passed into law, it would go into effect on July 1.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 25, 2020)

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