Teen sentenced for 2022 shooting of fellow student at Seminole High School

SANFORD, Fla. — A teenager who was arrested for a 2022 shooting at Seminole High School is now headed to prison, court records show.


Now 18-year-old Da’Raveius Smith entered a plea of no contest Monday to charges of attempted first-degree murder, discharge of a weapon on school property, and shooting into a building or vehicle for the Jan. 19, 2022 shooting of Jhavon McIntyre in a building on the school’s campus.

Smith was sentenced to serve 15 years in prison for each count, to be served concurrently- or all at once- followed by five years of probation.

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Smith will receive credit for 895 days already served.

While on probation, Smith will be fitted with a GPS monitor and prohibited from possessing any firearms.

Smith was also ordered to have no contact with McIntyre or his family and was banned from Seminole High School property.

Smith was just 16 years old on the day of the shooting.

According to his arrest report, Smith had a confrontation with McIntyre in the week before the shooting, stemming from a dispute about a deceased relative.

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Smith claimed he was being taunted by McIntyre between classes but admitted McIntyre never threatened or actually tried to fight him in any way.

On the day of the shooting, Smith claimed he had hidden in a bathroom in the high school’s “Tomahawk” building because of his interactions with McIntyre.

At one point, Smith claimed McIntyre was waiting outside the bathroom for him so they could fight.

Smith told police he was not scared, but because he hadn’t been in a fight before, he shot McIntyre and then ran after him as he ran from the bathroom.

Smith admitted he chased McIntyre and continued to fire rounds at him as he ran until the gun jammed.

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Smith then got rid of the gun and waited for police to take him into custody.

McIntyre was taken to the hospital with three separate gunshot wounds and ultimately survived.

As part of his sentencing, Smith was also ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, anger management courses, and complete a life skills program.

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