Comeback kid? Gun toting student hopes to continue education after trial

By Shay Castle
[email protected] Capi, the student involved in a gun incident on Valencia’s West Campus on May 26, is scheduled to go to trial Monday, Oct. 17. Hudson is being charged with possession of a firearm on school property, a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Capi reaffirmed his not-guilty plea Wednesday, Oct. 12 during pre-trial at the Orange County Courthouse.

Public defender Tiffany Henson is representing Capi. She wouldn’t reveal plans for Capi’s defense, but seemed positive about his prospects.

“It’s going to be a good trial,” she said, with a hint of a smile.

Capi was also confident that his name would be cleared. His biggest concern is being able to continue his education after the trial is over. Capi was expelled from Valencia following a formal disciplinary hearing. He is banned from all campuses under a trespass order.

Valencia representatives would not comment on the possibility of re-admitting Capi.

Capi said that where he continued his education was not important, and hoped that the incident wouldn’t “mess up” his chances at getting in another school if he cannot return to Valencia.

“I want to get the message out there that I want to go back to school,” he said. “I know this is going to get cleared up.”