School Shooting In Ohio Leaves One Dead
UPDATE: 4:45pm EST February 28
Joy Rickers, 18, a senior who was shot by T.J. has been released from a Cleveland hospital.
UPDATE: 4:05pm EST February 28
Prosecutor in the Chardon High shooting case says T.J. Lane, afterward, admitted shooting students randomly and the judge declared that Lane will remain in detention during proceedings due to serious nature of allegations and charges.
Prosecutor David Joyce said at Tuesday’s hearing in Chardon, Ohio, that suspect T.J. Lane admitted firing 10 shots at Chardon High School.
At the hearing, Judge Timothy Grendell imposed a gag order on opposing attorneys at the prosecutor’s request and told the media not to photograph the boy’s face. He is a juvenile.
The boy was ordered held for at least the next 15 days. Prosecutors have until March 1 to charge him.
UPDATE: 3:00pm EST February 28
T.J. Lane, the suspected gunman in the Chardon High School shooting enters courtroom for his 3:30 p.m. EST hearing.
UPDATE: 12:30pm EST February 28
Hospital officials say that Demetrius Hewlin, the third student wounded in the Chardon, Ohio, school shooting has died.
MetroHealth System said that Hewlin died Tuesday morning. He had been in critical condition.
Hewlin was a student at Chardon High School. He was among several shot by a gunman in the school cafeteria Monday morning.
Hewlin’s family says in a statement he was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.
The teenage suspect, T.J Lane, faces a juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon.
A second student has died in the wake of the Chardon High School school shooting from earlier today. A source close to the investigation has revealed that a second student has died Monday at MetroHealth Medical Center.
UPDATE: 12:12pm, February 27
One person is confirmed to have died from the shooting. Details are still developing on any of the other victims.
At least five students have been injured in a shooting this morning at Chardon High School in Ohio and police say that the shooter has been caught.
Geauga County Sheriff’s spokesman John Hiscox confirmed there had been a shooting and at least five students were injured.
Superintendent of schools says that one gunman in Ohio school shooting has been captured.
Multiple reports say that one suspect was arrested and police are searching for at least one other person. The boy who is in custody is being processed at the Geauga County Sheriff’s office, according to reports about 9 a.m.
The boy who was arrested had fled the high school building, but was caught on Woodin Road in Chardon Township, a law officer said.
According to Cleveland.com:
Local officials have confirmed the number of students, three boys and a girl were injured. Four ambulances — from Chardon, Kirtland, Burton and Chesterland — are waiting at the door of the high school at 8:15 a.m.
Chardon police and sheriff’s officials said the school was on lockdown. Parents are crowding just off school grounds.
The shooting happened in the cafeteria, according to a waiting parent, Jessica Bryant, whose freshman daughter, Allison, had seen it and texted her.
Maple Elementary school across the street was also evacuated. Police are blocking streets near the school as they go through the building in search of the shooter.
A teacher saw the shooting and chased the gun-wielder, who escaped.
At 8:30, students were being evacuated from the school and are going to Maple Elementary. Many were seen holding hands and crying. All classes in the Chardon school district have been cancelled today.
Stay tuned as more information becomes available…