T.J. Lane, a student described as an "outcast" by his peers, allegedly opened fire on his Chardon High School classmates early Monday morning. Two of the five students shot have died, and Lane was apprehended by authorities shortly after the shooting.
Authorities haven't released the name of the gunman because he is a juvenile and has yet to be charged, but the student was identified by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Witnesses have identified the shooter as Lane.
The shooter allegedly opened fire around 7:30am in the school's cafeteria. Students and teachers barricaded themselves in classrooms, and the school was immediately placed on lockdown. Two teachers were said to have chased the gunman out of the high school, which is located about 30 miles from Cleveland. He was arrested one mile from the school.
Victims were found in three different locations inside the school. This suggests that the shooter may have targeted and pursued specific students.
Three victims were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center. Daniel Parmentor, 16, a junior, died from his injuries. 19 Action News reports that a second victim died at Metro around 6:45pm. The third shooting victim at Metro is listed in critical condition.