Ohio School Shooting Victim Declared Brain Dead
Five students were injured when a suspect began shooting at Chardon High School at 7:40 a.m. Student Daniel Parmertor, 16, died of his injuries hours after the shooting.
The family of T.J. Lane identified him as the gunman Monday night when they issued a statement through a lawyer on WKYC-TV in Cleveland.
A student who witnessed the attack told the AP that the gunman seemed to target a group of students sitting together. All of the students at the cafeteria table were waiting for a bus for a daily 15-minute ride to study at the Auburn Career Center.
Local police in Chardon, a town about 30 miles east of Cleveland, told The New York Times that they apprehended a suspect Monday afternoon. Police Chief Tim McKenna said the police could not identify the suspect because he’s a juvenile.
WKYC reported that the students who were shot were found at three different locations in the school.
Lane was not a student at Chardon, but a sophomore at Lake Academy where students may have been referred due to academic or behavioral problems. The lawyer, Robert N. Farinacci, said Lane was “a fairly quiet and a good kid” that had never been in trouble before.
Lane is scheduled to have a proceeding in Geauga County Juvenile Court Tuesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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