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Teen Arrested In Ohio School Shooting

February 27, 2012  | 

One student was killed and four were injured, after a teenage gunman opened fire inside the cafeteria of a northeastern Ohio high school on Monday.

The shooter, who has been identified and 17-year-old T.J. Lane, was taken into custody by the FBI a half mile away from the school, reports USA Today.

Lane allegedly opened fire just before 8 a.m. as students were eating their breakfasts in the cafeteria. Lane apparently targeted a group of students, including Daniel Parmertor, 16, who was killed while ducking under a table.

A teacher reportedly chased Lane out of the school. Lane fled from Chardon High School before police arrived. He reportedly turned himself in to two bystanders.

Follow live coverage of the shooting from WKYC.

Tags: Campus Safety, Active Shooters, School Shootings, Geauga County (Ohio) Sheriff, Chardon High Shooting


Comments (15)

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mike @ 2/27/2012 5:17 PM

He will probably say he had a bad childhood,and was picked on in school.He needs to be put on trial as an adult......

BW @ 2/27/2012 5:25 PM

They said he was bullied. Bullies may be jerks, but we didn't go around shooting them or killing ourselves because of them when I was a kid. Kids have paper thin skin these days...

Kim S. @ 2/27/2012 5:36 PM

I don't see how this happened , schools are prohibited carry zones....
Where was the SRO? Oh yeah most of them are unarmed. Israel does not seem to have this type of problem maybe that is because they arm the staff at schools. Gun free zones = Free Crime zones

TripWire @ 2/27/2012 5:36 PM

Get ready for the gun control nuts to come out of the woodwork with their kneejerk reaction to want to obliterate the Constitution.......aahgain.

Tom @ 2/27/2012 6:48 PM

This isn't Isreal and as for the SRO. It wouldn't of mattered if he was just outside the room or in it. By the time he was able to take action the perp could have shot numerous kids before the RSO could have reacted. Oh and one other thing. Only in this country does the media report every thing from the zoo to a killing. I once heard if it doesn't bleed no one reads. This type of action happens every where it just so happened it was here.

SMOKEY @ 2/27/2012 8:05 PM

IT IS TRUELY A TRAGIC SITUATION. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THE PARENTS OF THE STUDENTS THAT WERE INJURED AND KILLED. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THE BOY GOT THE GUN IN THE SCHOOL. WHERE WAS THE OFFICER AT????

chris @ 2/27/2012 8:47 PM

if the sro were armed then the boy might have thought twice about bringing the gun to school. and no one blames the parents!!! that gun should have been locked in a gun safe or put where the kid didn't know where it was. if the parents can get jail time for their kids missing so many days of school why can't they be held responsible for this kind of stuff?

Debby B @ 2/27/2012 9:54 PM

Not every school has an SRO and the ones that I have seen are usually not where the kids are congregating, which in my opinion defeats the whole purpose. Where do kids get the idea that if you have a problem, take them out, as a way to solve the issue. I think things need to start at home with discipline and teaching right from wrong. The kid who did this is 17. Old enough to know better. He knows that for his actions, there will be a price to pay. So sad that he will probably spend a majority of the rest of his life behind bars for a mistake that should have never happened.

LeRoy @ 2/28/2012 6:07 AM

Kudo’s to the teacher who chased the gunman from the school. Since it's a proven fact "gun free school zones" DO NOT stop some individuals from bringing a gun to school (how many cases histories would you like me to cite?), it's high time our school systems (and society in general) start taking a more realistic and proactive approach. Let's start by instructing teachers and students how to aggressively counter attack. I can hear the sheeplike reply now, "But someone might get hurt." Yes, someone MIGHT get hurt. But if no one does anything to stop the shooter, someone most assuredly WILL get hurt, or killed. And don't even waste my time bleating about letting the police active shooter team handle it. I'm all in favor of police active shooter & SWAT teams, but their response time is too long. Like I said, kudos to the teacher who took aggressive action.

Luke Easter @ 2/28/2012 7:22 AM

Chardon, Ohio Shooting, 3 Wounded, 2 Dead

Sadly, once again bullying rears its ugly head,

Chardon, Ohio, 4 wounded, 1 confirmed dead,

A lone 17 year-old gunman not randomly who?

But exactly when, where, why & how he knew.

Apparently, the memo(s) have been misplaced,

It is not about age, class, stature or even race,

It’s about sincerity, kindness, love and respect,

Not I’m better than you, more popular or neglect.

Some kids might fall into a shell then commit suicide,

While many through their anger will take others lives,

Whatever the case, when will the message go through?

You cannot bully and think nothing will happen to you.

A close-knit community like the suburb Columbine,

Just an occasional shoving match, everything’s fine,

Not realizing a time bomb is ticking, soon to explode,

The relentless insults & pushing borders on overload.

Bam! A weapon appears, students running for cover,

More than likely getting trampled over one another,

As innocent victims get caught but not in a crossfire,

With one-sided vigilance, victims wallows in the mire.

Must we have metal detectors at every entrance gate?

Not really, the outside as well may consume the fate,

Of those who pass themselves off as better than thee,

Will only intensify the severity of the shooting spree.

No, it has not been confirmed this was the case here,

Yet, who will randomly target those they do not fear?

Beretta, oldest active manufacture, Italians can’t buy,

Guns purchased in the USA where thousands will die.

Some are saying it was jealously due to a new beau,

One thing's for sure very soon the truth we will know,

Whatever circumstances, only death for high treason,
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150 @ 2/28/2012 8:52 AM

Unfortunately these types of events aren't going to go away any time soon. The response to these problems has to be addressed on more than one level though. I agree we must have fast response teams, school resource officers and more planning in our schools. As Dave Grossman has said, we have fire drills, earthquake drills and even nuclear bomb drills in the 50's, but how often do we have active shooter drills? Can anyone tell me the last time we lost a single child to a school fire? But here we are with another child lost to gunfire and how many schools are practicing active shooter drills? However, We have got to stop thinking simply reactively and start addressing the issues that create the attitudes and the belief that shooting people is the way to deal with whatever problem kids think they have. Response teams, counter attacks, School Resource Officers, active shooter drills and the like are great responses to a horrible situation in progress. But addressing the cause reduces the need for these responses and saves lives. There are several studies out that address some of the causes of these actions. But until we start acting on this information and making changes our children will continue to be at risk, and we'll continue sending our police officers into our schools to react to situations that may require that they kill a 10 year old. Wake up folks

Steve @ 2/28/2012 11:59 AM

Yet another terribly sad and tragic event involving our youth in middle/high schools around the country. Please consider this though: IF the school employed an SRO, that is one officer for 1,100 students plus staff. Short of making every single person enter the school through a state-of-the art metal detector, there is no way for one police officer to prevent someone from bringing/using a gun on campus. It's likely that the shooting happened in a matter of seconds. IF there was an SRO and IF he/she were in the immediate area, maybe they could have stopped the gunman from doing further damage-maybe. Cudos to the teacher who chased him off the campus. Deepest condolences to all affected by this senseless tragedy...

Bob@Az. @ 2/28/2012 1:17 PM

Gee, Luke Easter, I didn't think any of the Brady/Clinton/Obama group read these! "where thousands will die"? Come on. This went down in a supposed "safe" area. Even if there had been an unarmed officer in the room it would have happened. No fear of being shot has a lot to do with this. Bravo to the teacher who chased him. He'll probably get fired for not running & hiding like the rest of the "adults"

joe bob @ 8/27/2012 6:07 PM

here in Connecticut,were trying something new called the safe corridor.all SRO's drive a perimeter of the school,seeking hot spots were kids may try and jump,or fight other kids on and after school.The new superintendent,stated in Philadelphia,and Chicago,their are no police officers in any of the high schools.Any problems the security staff who are unarmed will take care of things,oh!also the teachers and principals.Sounds like a great plan ! until someone else's child get hurt,or killed. I hope they have a back up plan when the poop hits the fan. also were waiting to be trained in active shooter drills,i hope the god nothing happen opening day.

Stephen @ 8/28/2012 6:57 AM

Having been an SRO for six years I can tell you that his presence would have been a benefit only had he been beside the perp and had known what was about to happen. It's like someone running a stop sign or red light. They're not going to do it with a police officer sitting at the intersection. When is our society going to wake up to the reality that law enforcement can't hold the hand of every potential law breaker to keep them from doing something illegal. Our judicial system and the ACLU have taken away most of the deterents that cause a person to think about the consequences of his/her actions and thus stopping short of becoming a perpetrator. We've got to stop letting lawyers become law makers and we've got to start electing judges who have the backbone to say "lame excuses are no longer going to be tolerated", that is, if there are any left out there. Until that happens this country is going to continue to go in the direction it's going now....DOWN the drain!!

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