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Court records show long criminal history for alleged school shooter

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Juvenile court paperwork for Adan Abdullahi shows a lengthy criminal history for the alleged school shooter.

Abdullahi is accused of firing gunshots inside Columbus Scioto 6-12 school on Friday September 8th.

No one was injured in the shooting, but the 18-year-old student was arrested and charged with improperly discharging a firearm in a school safety zone.

Court records show the teen has 31 different offenses between 2012 and 2017. A large majority of the cases involved 18 assaults.

  • One of the assault cases in 2012 reported Abdullahi repeatedly punched his victim in the head and face.
  • Another offense against the teen included carrying a concealed weapon in 2015.
  • Court paperwork reported the teen was carrying a kitchen knife with a 4.5 inch blade. A witness stated the teen said “If you don’t give me my phone, I’m going to stab you!”


ABC 6/FOX 28 went to Abdullahi’s listed address to see if anyone could speak on his behalf. No one answered the door.

The 18-year-old has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday, September 18th.

Because of Friday’s shooting, classes were cancelled Monday at Columbus Scioto 6-12. Officials with Columbus City Schools said when students return Tuesday, they will notice increased security and counselors.

District officials added damaged walls and glass along with any other physical reminders of Friday’s shooting will be replaced in time for students return.

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