School shooting survivors testify in day 2 of Bartley trial

(WBIR-Jacksboro, Campbell County) Testimony continued Tuesday in the trial of a man accused of opening fire at Campbell County High School.

Kenneth Bartley is accused of of killing an assistant principal and injuring two other administrators at the school in 2005.

Tuesday's testimony included the two survivors of the shooting: retired principal Gary Seale and retired assistant principal Jim Pierce. Both told the jury from Hamilton County how they discovered the then 14-year-old had a gun, and brought it to the Campbell County High School.

PREVIOUSLY: Prosecutors: Bartley opened fire on administrators with "no mercy"

"Kenny is that real? Kenny said, 'I'll show you it's real. I never liked you anyway,'" Seale said on the stand.

"I really didn't know it, until I was on top of him, holding him down, and blood was pouring out of my nose, mouth on his back. I knew then I had been shot shot," Pierce recalled.

There was concern over some of Pierce's statements during cross examination. Defense Attorney Greg Isaacs questioned original statements from the man, and asked for a mistrial. Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood denied the request.

The state will continue to call for witnesses and experts on Wednesday in the trial.


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