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CT man wanted in western MA high school shooting turns himself in, police say – NECN

A man wanted in connection with a shooting at a western Massachusetts high school has turned himself in to police, according to NBC affiliate WWLP.

Chantz Dudley, of Harford, Connecticut, turned himself in Tuesday on two outstanding firearms warrants, Springfield police said.

Dudley, 20, is accused of forcing his way into the High School of Science and Technology with a weapon in March. He then used the weapon to hit a person in the head in the school hallway, police said.

No one was hit by the shots, but a window was shattered.

The 20-year-old was already out on bail after being charged with firearms charges in a September 2022 case at the former Eastfield Mall, police said.

Dudley faces several firearms charges, including carrying a firearm without a license and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building.

He was arraigned on Tuesday and held without bail.

According to investigators, Dudley, his father, Dana Dudley, 44, Josiah Livingston, 22, of Hartford, and a juvenile female attempted to enter the school on March 11 after a teacher asked them to leave.

Then one of the suspects grabbed the door handle, opened it and forced his way into the school, police said.

Livingston was arrested inside the school for assault and battery. Dana was arrested eight days later.

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