One student has been killed, four wounded (with a rumor circulating at 10 pm that another student has died), and one arrested on Monday, February 27, 2012, in Ohio. The shooter has been identified as Thomas J. Lane.
According to the Facebook profile of T. J. Lane, one of Lane's favorite books is listed as "The David Icke Guide," and a person the inspired Lane is noted as "David Icke."
The father of suspected Ohio school shooter TJ Lane has been busted several times for violence against women, including TJ's mom, according to court records. He had been warned to stay away from the boy and his mother, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Dad Thomas Lane Jr. and TJ's mom were each charged with domestic violence against each other, and Lane served time in prison after trying to suffocate another women he later married. It's not clear what kind of relationship the father eventually maintained with his son. Friends said TJ was being raised by his grandparents, according to the newspaper.
The first Chardon victim has been identified as Daniel Parmenter, (as well as Daniel Parmentour in one earlier confused report). Others use the spelling Daniel Parmentor and Daniel Parmertor. In a strange coincidence, the victims of the February 14, 2008, Northern Illinois University shooting were s
The students who died from their injuries have been identified as Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17."
Demetrius Hewlin died Tuesday morning.
A school shooting has been reported at Chardon High School near Cleveland, Ohio, local law enforcement officer says (Monday morning, February 26, 2012).
Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported at Chardon High School. Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody, officials said.
FBI agent Scott Wilson said that there was one suspected shooter, who is in custody. He said four students were wounded in the shooting and one died.
"CBS This Morning" correspondent John Miller reports that at least one of the students was critically injured.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at the 1,100-student Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland, said Civil Deputy Erin Knife of the Geauga County Sheriff's Office. CBS affiliate WOIO-TV in Cleveland reports the shootings happened in the cafeteria before classes started for the day.
Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside. WOIO-TV reports the high school was evacuated and students were taken to an elementary school to be picked up by their parents. Students on school buses were dropped off back at their homes.
A spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth System said a medical helicopter was dispatched to the high school. Schools in the area were locked down.
Bob Herp, a Chardon trauma nurse, was at a command scene at a local Wal-Mart store where he said helicopters were on the ground.
Chardon is a city, about 30 miles east of Cleveland, of about 5,100 residents.
The name "Chardon" has two meanings of note. As a French word, it means "thistle." As a Sioux word, it means "sand bar."
It was a day of the usual misinformation. At first, reports said there were two shooters.