The 14-year-old who allegedly fired off several shots in a classroom at Normal Community High School is facing 16 felony counts. The charges are serious enough to send him to prison for the next seven years. The student appeared in court this afternoon dressed in a gray sweatsuit with shackles on his waist and ankles. According to the charges, the freshman student had three handguns, a knife and a hatchet on him when he held students hostage last Friday and fired a couple shots into the ceiling. The teacher of the class is being hailed a hero for tackling the shooter and thwarting the danger of any serious attacks. No one was injured in the shooting. Police are still investigating.