Hearing on Alice Boland’s psychiatric treatment delayed

Alice Boland, 29, of Francis Marion Circle in Beaufort County was charged with attempted murder, two counts of pointing a firearm, unlawful carrying of a firearm and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. The incident happened at Ashley Hall School on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (Provided)


A hearing in which a federal judge will consider psychiatric treatment for Alice Boland has been delayed by more than a month.

Boland, 29, of Beaufort County is accused of buying a handgun and using it Feb. 4 to try to shoot officials at the Ashley Hall school in downtown Charleston.

She faces federal firearms charges because authorities said she had been deemed mentally incompetent after a 2005 arrest and wasn’t allowed to buy the .22-caliber pistol.

Experts in a federal prison facility evaluated her mental status in connection with the Ashley Hall incident and recommended treatment.

U.S. District Judge Sol Blatt Jr. will consider a motion regarding the plan during the hearing at 3 p.m. July 29 at 81 Meeting St. The proceeding was rescheduled from June 24 because the case prosecutor wasn’t available that day, court filings showed.

Boland remained Wednesday in federal custody.

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