Attorneys for Thomas White, the teenager accused of firing a gun at a school in Joplin, do not want to see their client tried as an adult.

The Joplin Globe reports the lawyers are asking the State Supreme Court to stop Jasper County court proceedings that would see the Joplin teenager tried as an adult for allegedly firing the weapon into the ceiling of Memorial Middle School.

White faces four charges tied to the shooting and an additional charge of attempted escape from juvenile custody. He is represented by public defenders.