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Convicted school shooter, repeat robber detained in Va.

VIENNA, Va. (WUSA9) -- A convicted Tennessee school shooter and repeat robber who was allowed to live with his former counselor in Virginia has been detained in Vienna, WBIR reports.

Kenneth Bartley was detained in connection with a weekend robbery of a gas station in Tennessee, according to WBIR. His attorney, Greg Isaacs says Bartley was not in the state when the robbery happened.


Based off the photos from the surveillance video, authorities believe Bartley is responsible for other robberies in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Bartley made local headlines back in May when the death of a three-year-old boy was under investigation in Vienna.

Death of 3-year-old Vienna boy under investigation

He was apparently watching the three-year-old when the boy fell down some steps and was injured.

Bartley is living in Vienna with his former counselor's family who took him in at the time of the incident. The boy's mother, Erin Tepaske, says his death was nothing more than a tragic accident that happened when she briefly left the house. No charges have been made in that incident.

In addition, Bartley was convicted when he was 14-years-old in a shooting to death a high school administrator and wounding his principal at Campbell County High School in Tennessee.

Bartley confessed to the crime at the time, was convicted of first-degree murder and went to prison. However the conviction was eventually thrown out based on problems with the confession. Bartley got a new trial, was convicted of a reduced crime of reckless homicide. He was set free with time served in February 2014.

Bartley is currently on probation for misdemeanor assault, but was allowed to relocate to Virginia to live with a former counselor.