Trial Underway For Teen Charged With Attempted Murder

The jury trial for Davenport's North Scott Jr. High School Student Luke Andrews is underway.

Twelve people were selected to serve as jurors with three alternates. Opening statements started at 9 a.m. Thursday and the trial could last eight days.

Andrews is accused of bringing a loaded gun to the school. Police say he pointed it at a teacher. His defense attorney says he did not intend to kill his teacher but was looking for attention. Prosecutors say Andrew's gun was loaded and there was a bullet in the chamber. The safety was on and that prevented a tragedy. . Andrews is 13 and the incident happened last August.

Andrews is described as a youthful offender but is being tried in an adult court. He is charged with attempted murder, carrying weapons on school grounds and assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.

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