The person who shot a classmate at Italy High School back in 2018 was found dead in his Northeast Texas prison cell in a suspected suicide.
Chad Padilla was sentenced to 40 years for aggravated assault for the shooting.
Prison officials said he was found dead in his cell just before 2 a.m. on Monday. His death is being investigated as a suicide.
Padilla shot a classmate when he was 16. He opened fire inside Italy High School’s cafeteria and shot 16-year-old Mahkayla Jones six times in the neck, arm and abdomen. Jones survived.