NEW INFO: Prosecutor: School Shooter Chose Random Victims

A prosecutor says the 17-year-old suspect in a fatal Ohio school shooting didn't know his victims and chose them randomly.

Prosecutor David Joyce said at Tuesday's hearing in Chardon, Ohio, that suspect T.J. Lane admitted firing 10 shots at Chardon High School.

At the hearing, Judge Timothy Grendell imposed a gag order on opposing attorneys at the prosecutor's request and told the media not to photograph the boy's face. He is a juvenile.

The boy was ordered held for at least the next 15 days. Prosecutors have until March 1 to charge him.

Three student have died as a result of the shootings. 2 others were wounded as well.

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A Cleveland hospital says another student wounded in an Ohio high school shooting has died, bringing the death toll to three.

MetroHealth System said Tuesday that Demetrius Hewlin died Tuesday morning. He had been in critical condition.

Hewlin was a student at Chardon High School. He was among several shot by a gunman in the school cafeteria Monday morning.

Hewlin's family says in a statement he was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.

The teenage suspect faces a juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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A second teenager injured when a gunman opened fire at Chardon High School is suburban Cleveland has died.

Authorities say 17-year-old Russell King died from his injuries after the shooting at school early Monday morning. Three others are in hospitalized; one is in critical condition.

The gunman identified as TJ Lane remains in custody. Authorities say he attended a school for at-risk kids and took the bus to that school from Chardon High School each morning. He was arrested without incident shortly after the shooting about a half-mile from the school.

Fellow students said on The Today Show that Lane was "quiet and never stood up for himself." "He was a really, nice, quiet, honest-looking kid. He never had anything mean to say about anybody," the student told Today's Ann Curry.



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Authorities say two of the four students injured in a fatal shooting at an Ohio high school are in critical condition.

Police Chief Tim McKenna says the investigation into Monday's shooting at Chardon High School "is going to be very long."

Officials had said earlier that one student had died and four were injured. A teenager described as a bullied outcast was arrested shortly after the shooting.

A student who witnessed the attack says it appears the suspect targeted a group of students sitting in the cafeteria.

Officials say they will focus in the next few days on grief counseling for survivors and families. Classes will be canceled Tuesday.

A candlelight service is being planned for Tuesday evening at a church across from the school.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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FBI officials aren't commenting on a motive in today's shooting at a high school in northeast Ohio that left one student dead and wounded four others.

But a 15-year-old student who witnessed the shooting says the gunman was an outcast who had apparently been bullied.

Danny Komertz says the shooter took aim at a group of kids sitting at a table in a cafeteria, and fired two shots quickly as students scrambled for safety. One student, he says, was trying to get under a table to protect himself. He says that's the student who was killed.

The suspect, whose name hasn't been released, was arrested near his car a half-mile away.

Student Heather Ziska says she was in the cafeteria when she and others heard popping noises in the hall. She says a boy she recognized as a fellow student came into the cafeteria and started shooting.

She and several others ran outside, while others ran to a middle school or locked themselves in a teacher's lounge.

Text messages started flying inside and outside the school spreading information about what was happening and what friends and family were hearing outside the building.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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An FBI spokeswoman says five students were injured when a shooter described as a classmate opened fire at an Ohio high school.

Special Agent Vicki Anderson said Monday the shooter was taken into custody near his car about half a mile away from the high school.

A spokeswoman for the Cleveland Clinic says two students were taken to the clinic's Hillcrest Hospital in suburban Cleveland.

A spokeswoman for the Cleveland MetroHealth System says an additional three students were taken to the Cleveland hospital.

There was no word on the extent of injuries.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 12:39 PM
    each one of you has a 'fair' opinion,what matters first is the childs upbringing,and what they are exposed to,(their foundation) whether one parent or two, what matters next is the mindset and/or the strength of the teen himself. i know children who had parents who were both addicts or alcoholics and did well in life as opposed to others who had sober and non-violent parents and became criminals or people that just swayed in whichever way the world influenced them.We have to be there for the people we bring into the world. we cannot depend on books, school, daycare, our neighbors to raise or rear our children. Children are our respnsibility, they do come before our selfish wants and needs. pay attention and listen to our young ones. there are always signs and hints ,we just have to learn how to recognize and read them. As a famous poet once said when someone shows you who they are BELIEVE THEM.
  • by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 06:02 AM
    Maybe when we sent both parents to 'work' every day and maximized the 'bottom line' instead of their children, we lost an important key to childraising. But NO one wants to say that 'more money' is bad let alone 'letting the parent escape from their own children.' If you have them YOU must be there. If you are not, you should not bear children. They are too valuable.
  • by ME Location: ENC on Feb 28, 2012 at 06:13 PM
    I beg to differ with your ignorant comment that children can't be competent from one parent, well guess what.. I am a single mother of two and I am raising my children to be the best they can, I work 5 days a week and make enough money to send them both to private school and be involved in activities, so I say I am a very well educated single mom with my head on straight! My kids aren't perfect never will be, but they get the same love from me they would get from their dad if he lived with us! You don't know others situations as to why a parent is raising a child alone but don't pass bad judgment on all single mom's trying to sacrifice every thing for her kids to be able to get through school and be somebody one day!! Oh and for the record, my kids have BCBS insurance that I pay for and I don't get one dime from the state, we are not all that way!!
    Now to the story, my heart aches for these families including the gun mans families, May God grant you peace!!
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      by BG on Mar 1, 2012 at 04:11 AM in reply to ME
      To ME in ENC: Hold your head high. I can only imagine how hard it is for you to do all that you do at times, but your children will grow up knowing the lessons of life that are absolutely necessary to make it in this world. It is too bad that there aren't more with your strength and determination. YES! You can do it if you are made out of the right stuff. Teach other parents your values.
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      by To ME on Mar 1, 2012 at 09:30 AM in reply to ME
      Thank you for your meaningful post. I am delighted that you make enough money to send your children to private school. I also admire those single mothers who do not have your resources and work two and three jobs to support their children. I also do not begrudge any help given to them for food or to further their education. If only more were available to these hard-working mothers and less to EXXON! I don't know what you mean by "we are not all that way", but poor mothers can love their children just as much as you do!
  • by Ralph Location: Winterville on Feb 28, 2012 at 05:38 PM
    First thing needs to happen is the murderer is an adult who knows right from wrong. Then execution! Next find out who allowed him to get the gun. Then execution. Maybe people will learn? If one of those kids was mine, the murderer would suffer the same life ending event.
  • by Ralph Location: Winterville on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:49 PM
    First thing needs to happen is the murderer is an adult who knows right from wrong. Then execution! Next find out who allowed him to get the gun. Then execution. Maybe people will learn? If one of those kids was mine, the murderer would suffer the same life ending event.
  • by Ralph Location: Winterville on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:49 PM
    First thing needs to happen is the murderer is an adult who knows right from wrong. Then execution! Next find out who allowed him to get the gun. Then execution. Maybe people will learn? If one of those kids was mine, the murderer would suffer the same life ending event.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:54 PM in reply to Ralph
      If one these kids were yours you would crying like the rest of them. You wouldn't do nothing.
  • by Debbie Location: Greenville on Feb 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
    I am so sadden by that tragedy and my hearts goes out to the many family in their time of lost. But I also wonders how the family of the child who did the shooting feels they have also in a way lost a child.He probably will spent the rest of his young life behind bars. For I also have a child doing time in prision now but for me he will come come one day but for them he won't.My prayers is for all the family that this has effected.May God be with you all.
  • by h8liars on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:27 PM
    No amount of bullying should ever mean anyone's life. Whether you are being bullied or the bullier, by the time you are in your 30s and 40s, you may remember being bullied but the person that bullies will never remember you. People that bully are only trying to have power over you and are trying to make themselves feel better about themselves. This doesn't give anyone the right to shoot anyone and doesn't give you the right to turn into a bully or suspect! This kids were just beginning to live and you took a way their right to live....Now live with the consequences. Two wrongs never make it right.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Feb 28, 2012 at 01:00 PM
    One young man lives, while three others have died. I will be looking for the reason behind this tragic outburst. It's just so sad.
  • by Choco Mama on Feb 28, 2012 at 11:40 AM
    For your info, not all people that come from bad homes or situations commit crimes. Most of those people try to better themselves. You are so shallow! Let's focus on the topic which is children died. The End!!
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