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Chardon High School Shooting

At 7:38 a.m. on Monday, February 27, a young man, suspected to be a student, opened fire in the cafeteria of Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio.


  1. Five students were shot Monday morning at Chardon High School in Northeast Ohio.  All five were reportedly students at nearby Auburn Career Center. Three of the five wounded later died from their injuries. A suspect has been arrested.
  2. The victims were in the school's cafeteria waiting for a bus to the Career Center when the shots were fired.
  3. The Cleveland Plain Dealer created this map of the school's interior. 
  4. Initial reports were that four students were shot. But at a law enforcement news conference about 10:30 a.m., officials said there was a fifth victim.

  5. According to the Plain Dealer:

    A local official said four boys and a girl were injured. Four ambulances -- from Chardon, Kirtland, Burton and Chesterland -- arrived at the school just after 8. Sources said three of the students were flown to the trauma center at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland and the other two were taken to Hillcrest Hospital. 
  6. Just before 11 a.m., WKYC reported the alleged shooter turned himself in to bystanders away from school grounds. He was soon identified as Thomas "TJ" Lane, 17. 

    According to the Plain Dealer, Lane was arrested after he fled the high school building, but was caught on Woodin Road in Chardon Township, a law officer said.
  7. (ABOVE) Ohio Governor John Kasich responds to the news of the shooting.
  8. At 12:04 p.m., Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna told reporters that one of the shooting victims, Daniel Parmertor , had died. 
  9. RIP Daniel Parmertor. the boy that died this morning at Chardon High School. Pray for the family and the rest.
    RIP Daniel Parmertor. the boy that died this morning at Chardon High School. Pray for the family and the rest.
  10. Students inside the school took to Twitter to describe what happened and the aftermath.
  11. Evan Erasmus, a senior at the school, told CNN what he knew about the alleged gunman.

    “He just came from a really broken down home and he was living with his grandparents," Evan Erasmus, a senior at the school told CNN.  "He was more of a quiet type of kid. He was really nice, though, if you did talk to him.”
  12. Chardon teachers Frank Hall and Joseph Ricci reportedly chased the shooter out of the school.