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After 14-year-old M.H. admitted to delinquent acts, including dangerous possession of a firearm, in an Elkhart County juvenile court, the Indiana Supreme Court held juvenile courts lacked jurisdiction to adjudicate juveniles delinquent for dangerous possession of a firearm under the statutes in effect. K.C.G. v. State, 156 N.E.3d 1281 (Ind. 2020). The General Assembly responded to K.C.G. by expanding the definition of delinquent act, and thereby jurisdiction of the juvenile court, to include dangerous possession of a firearm. M.H. moved for relief from judgment, which the juvenile court denied. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded with instruction to grant M.H.’s motion for relief from judgment. M.H. v. State, 186 N.E.3d 1145 (Ind. Ct. App. 2022), vacated. The Indiana Supreme Court has granted transfer and assumed jurisdiction over the appeal.