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Suspected school shooters face arraignment

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Jason Hoffman lies on a stretcher in El Cajon, California, on March 22, after allegedly opening fire at Granite Hills High School  

EL CAJON, California (CNN) -- A pair of San Diego-area students, accused of opening fire on classmates and administrators in separate high school shootings, are to be arraigned in El Cajon Superior Court on Monday.

Jason Hoffman, 18, is accused of wounding five people on March 22, and Charles "Andy" Williams, 15, is accused of killing two and wounding 13 on March 5.

Officials say Williams planned to kill himself after the shooting rampage at Santana High School in Santee, California, but was subdued in a school bathroom before he could complete his plan.

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    The Santana freshman, rumored to have been depressed since moving to California from Maryland, faces 28 charges, including two counts of murder with special circumstances and 13 counts of attempted and premeditated murder. Prosecutors said they will try the boy as an adult, although the defense is expected to challenge the state statute that allows them to do so.

    Hoffman, a senior at Granite Hills High School in El Cajon -- just six miles from Santana -- is accused of wounding three students and two teachers in last week's shooting. He faces four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of attempted premeditated murder, authorities said.

    Authorities still have no motive for the shooting, though El Cajon Police Chief James Davis confirmed a vice principal was the target.

    Hoffman, who was shot by an El Cajon police officer on the school's campus, was transferred Saturday evening to the San Diego County Jail after recovering from his wounds at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center.

    CNN's Stanley Wilson contributed to this story.



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