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Indictment in hospital room shooting

DAYTON – An Ohio man has been indicted by a grand jury on charges stemming from a Veterans Affairs hospital shooting that wounded one person.

Friday’s indictment charges 59-year-old Neil Richard Moore with an assault and a weapons offense. His arraignment is Tuesday in federal court in Dayton.

Defense attorney Frank Malocu (muh-LUK’) says he doesn’t plan on entering a plea at the hearing. He says he’ll request a mental competency evaluation to determine whether Moore is capable of understanding the charges and assisting in his defense.

He says he believes Moore suffers from mental illness but has not elaborated.

Authorities say Moore pointed a gun at people in a break room at the VA hospital May 5 and an employee was shot in one of his ankles in a struggle.

Charges for threatening rap song

EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. – A northeastern Pennsylvania high school student has been charged with threatening his principal and other school officials in a rap song called “Columbine” he wrote and posted online.

Eighteen-year-old East Stroudsburg resident Zyiar Clark was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault and other offenses.

State police say Clark wrote lyrics in which he threatened to kill or maim East Stroudsburg High School North officials including the principal, two teachers, a counselor and two other administrators. Police say the song was posted on his Facebook page and another website.

A teacher heard students talking about the song and called security.

Clark is free on bail and faces a preliminary hearing next Tuesday.