Teen student accused of shooting classmate at Watson Chapel Jr. High charged as adult, bond set at $1 million

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. – The suspected shooter in the Watson Chapel Jr. High School shooting was charged as an adult with first-degree battery.

A $1 million bond was also issued in the teen’s first appearance before a judge.

Thomas Quarles, 15, is accused in the Monday morning shooting of another teen in the hallway of the school. He was placed in custody by investigators soon after the shooting; found hiding behind a nearby home.

The victim was taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

Quarles’ next court date is April 12.

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