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Convicted Mass Shooter’s Sentence Upheld

Old Ore High School ShootingSPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The then-teenager who opened fire in an Oregon high school has lost another attempt to shorten his 111-year sentence.

Kip Kinkel got the sentence for the 1998 mass shooting at Springfield’s Thurston High School.

Kinkel was 15 at the time, which is why his attorney recently argued his prison term violates the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. A Marion County judge rejected the argument.

Kinkel killed two people and wounded another 25 when he went on a shooting rampage at Thurston High School.