CONYERS, Ga. -- (WGCL) -- The Rockdale County man who wounded six fellow students at Heritage High School in Conyers on May 20, 1999, was released from prison Tuesday morning.
Anthony "T.J." Solomon was a 15-year-old sophomore at Heritage High at the time of the shooting. Originally, a judge sentenced him to 40 years in prison.
After sentencing, his term was reduced to 20 years in prison and 20 years on probation. He has served 17 years in prison and was scheduled to be released early.
The shooting happened one month after the notorious Columbine High School massacre in Colorado.
Solomon's release brings up memories of a stressful time for Libby Tatum, who lives right across the street from Heritage High School.