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Federal judge sentences Eupora school shooter

Nathaniel Cole Breazeale

Nathaniel Breazeale will spend almost six years in prison for the 2018 shooting.

Posted: Apr. 17, 2019 12:35 PM
Updated: Apr. 17, 2019 12:36 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A federal judge sentenced Nathaniel Breazeale to nearly six years in prison for shooting several bullets on the campus of Eupora High School.

Judge Sharion Aycock sentenced Breazeale, 20, to serve 71 months in prison for the illegal possession and discharge of a weapon.

The shooting happened shortly before school dismissal on March 28, 2018.

Breazeale drove a motorbike on the campus and fired shots around the band hall building. 

One bullet struck the van of a parent who was waiting for her children.

Nearby students and parents ran for cover and the school was placed on lockdown.

No injuries were reported.

Law enforcement officers collected six 9mm shell casings from the scene.

Breazeale later pleaded guilty to be being a habitual user of narcotics while in possession of a firearm.

Aycock also sentenced him to three years of supervised release, during which he must receive drug treatment.

She also recommended he received treatment while he is in prison.

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