Teen nixes motion to switch jails over alleged bullying

HARTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The defense attorney for a Tennessee teen charged in a fatal shooting has withdrawn a court motion to move the teen to another juvenile facility over possible bullying.

The Tennessean reports the motion to relocate 15-year-old Ethen Kain Vanderpool was initially filed last week and set to be addressed Monday. But court records say the motion has since been withdrawn.

Vanderpool told a judge last week that he was suffering from verbal abuse that hasn't yet escalated to physical fights. Vanderpool is charged as an adult with criminal homicide in the November death of 16-year-old JayShawn Taylor, a Mt. Juliet High student. Vanderpool was homeschooled at the time.

Vanderpool's attorney, Tony Maynard, wasn't immediately reached for comment. Vanderpool's next hearing is set for Sept. 11.

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Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com