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Video: Escaped School Shooter Recaptured in Ohio

September 12, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Escaped School Shooter Recaptured in Ohio

T.J. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for a notorious high school shooting spree, escaped from an Ohio prison but was later taken back into custody, authorities said.

Lane, who is now 19, broke out of the Allen Correctional Facility Thursday along with two other prisoners, scaling the facility's main perimeter fence. One of the escapees, Lindsey Bruce, was soon captured, but it took authorities hours to track down Clifford Opperud, 45, ABC News reports.

Lane was taken into custody early Friday, captured about 100 yards outside of the facility's fence, warden Kevin Jones said.

Lane shot and killed three students at Chardon High School on Feb. 27, 2012. He was sentenced to three life sentences. Three other students were wounded.

Lane's escape set off alarms in Chardon, Ohio, which is three hours by cars from the prison. The Chardon school district closed its schools on Friday because "the safety and well-being of our students, staff and community remain our highest priority."

Comments (4)

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JJ @ 9/12/2014 3:27 PM


Ima Leprechaun @ 9/12/2014 3:28 PM

I agree he is indeed a murderer. But a mass murderer? I doubt it.

Vernon @ 9/12/2014 6:49 PM

So the death penalty doesn't work! I've never seen anyone escape from it and cause lock downs and further fear to potential victims!

Don Catland @ 9/13/2014 12:38 AM

He has 3 life sentences, what does he have to lose and he's caught 100 yards away from the's too bad he was taken alive...

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