The 16-year-old suspect accused of shooting Ohio State wrestler Sammy Sasso in the stomach during a carjacking had been released less than a week before the crime, according to the local information.
Sasso, a two-time Pennsylvania State wrestling champion, is currently unable to walk due to severe spinal damage, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up by his family.
The minor had been released from the Ohio Department of Youth Services on an unrelated criminal matter five days before the Sasso shooting, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
OHIO STATE CHAMPION WRESTLER IN SERIOUS CONDITION AFTER BEING SHOT IN REPORTED ROBBERY
He reportedly toured a handful of juvenile facilities this year alone and posted gun pictures on Instagram two days after his further release, according to the newspaper.
The judge ordered him held without bond in the carjacking case. A 15-year-old girl has also been charged in connection with the shooting.
Sasso, a senior and four-time All American, is a prominent Buckeye but not the only one to have been the victim of violent crime in recent weeks.
Headteachers issued a warning to students and staff on Wednesday morning after two men jumped out of a crowded car with a gun and robbed an unidentified student just outside his dorm.
STUDENT STOLEN AT GUN POINT OUTSIDE A DORMITORY
Last month, a student named Kyle Walker spent a week in the intensive care unit for two skull fractures and a brain hemorrhage after returning from a bar, according to a GoFundMe campaign set up to cover his medical expenses.
A railroad conductor discovered him left for dead near the tracks and called 911, according to The Lantern, a school newspaper.
In the Midwest, another school in the Big Ten was also the victim of a shocking crime over the weekend: a 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student suffered life-threatening injuries in an assault brutal sex, police said.
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Sasso qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times and went 12-4 during his tournament career. He lost the 149-pound final to Yianni Diakomihalis of Cornell, now a four-time NCAA champion.
Ryan Morik of Fox News and Associated Press contributed to this report.