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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

3 Teens Freed in Mississippi Shooting

ATLANTA -- After charging six teenage boys with conspiring to plan a recent shooting spree at the high school in Pearl, Mississippi, police have quietly released two of them on bail, transferred two to a youth court, and sent one home on his own recognizance, raising questions Monday about the future of the case.

"From $2 million bond to free on his own recognizance," said one of the teens' lawyers, smirking as he walked into the police station. "Quite a change."

Initially tight-lipped about the investigation, police were even more silent as they began freeing and transferring the alleged conspirators.

Residents in Pearl, a suburb of the state capital at Jackson, inferred from last week's dramatic arrests that all six were public menaces who helped 16-year-old Luke Woodham, now charged in an Oct. 1 rampage which claimed the lives of his mother and two fellow students and left seven more injured.