T.J Lane has been identified as the alleged gunman of a horrific school shooting. Students described Lane as a bullied outcast at his suburban Cleveland Chardon High School.
Lane is accused of opening fire in the cafeteria Monday morning; killing two students and wounding four others before being caught a short distance away by police.
It was revealed that Lane used 22-caliber semi-automatic handgun that was legally purchased which he stole from his uncle.
17-year-old Russell King Jr. is the latest casualty; he has been officially declared brain dead after the shooting rampage.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office received the word about King just before 1 a.m. Tuesday, according to office administrator Hugh Shannon.
In a statement to the press Shannon said:
“The cause and manner of death of this case are under on-going investigation and will be released upon completion.”
A student who witnessed the attack close-up, said it appeared that Lane was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table and that the one who was killed was trying to duck under the table.
On his Facebook page, Lane wrote a chilling letter on December 30, 2011, which ended with him writing, “Die, all of you.”
Here is the letter written by the alleged gunman T.J. Lane:
In a time long since, a time of repent, The Renaissance. In a quaint lonely town, sits a man with a frown. No job. No family. No crown. His luck had run out. Lost and alone.
The streets were his home. His thoughts would solely consist of “why do we exist?” His only company to confide in was the vermin in the street. He longed for only one thing, the world to bow at his feet.
They too should feel his secret fear. The dismal drear. His pain had made him sincere. He was better than the rest, all those ones he detests, within their castles, so vain. Selfish and conceited.
They couldn’t care less about the peasents they mistreated. They were in their own world, it was a joyous one too. That castle, she stood just to do all she could to keep the peasents at bay, not the enemy away.
They had no enemies in their filthy orgy. And in her, the castles every story, was just another chamber of Lucifer’s Laboratory. The world is a sandbox for all the wretched sinners.
They simply create what they want and make themselves the winners. But the true winner, he has nothing at all. Enduring the pain of waiting for that castle to fall. Through his good deeds, the rats and the fleas.
He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees. “Stay back!” The Guards screamed as they were thrown to their knees. “Oh God, have mercy, please!”
The castle, she gasped and then so imprisoned her breath, to the shallow confines of her fragile chest. I’m on the lamb but I ain’t no sheep. I am Death. And you have always been the sod. So repulsive and so odd.
You never even deserved the presence of God, and yet, I am here. Around your cradle I plod. Came on foot, without shod. How improper, how rude. However, they shall not mind the mud on my feet if there is blood on your sheet.
Now! Feel death, not just mocking you. Not just stalking you but inside of you. Wriggle and writhe. Feel smaller beneath my might. Seizure in the Pestilence that is my scythe. Die, all of you.
On January 20 at 4:59 pm Lane wrote, “much obliged to all who “liked” this. Wrote it myself in class one day…”
Three students in total have been transported to MetroHealth Medical Center. 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor died from injuries shortly after being flown to the hospital. King died Monday evening and the third shooting victim at MetroHealth Medical Center is listed in critical condition.
Family members of Parmertor released the following statement Monday afternoon:
“We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time. “
The Superintendent immediately canceled all classes for the entire Chardon School District upon hearing the news.
Classes have also been canceled for today, Tuesday, February 28th while Grief counselors will be available today even though there is no school. Lane is expected to be in court this afternoon at 3:30 pm.
This story continues to develop, please check back for new details.