Third Student Dies; Suspected Chardon Shooter Appears In Court

Community members tied red ribbons around the small northeast Ohio city to honor the victims of the Monday shooting.(Photo: Laura Fong/WKSU)
Community members tied red ribbons around the small northeast Ohio city to honor the victims of the Monday shooting.(Photo: Laura Fong/WKSU)

The 17-year-old suspect in a deadly rampage at a northeast Ohio high school has appeared in juvenile court as the community grieves with relatives of the three students killed.

A prosecutor says suspect T.J. Lane admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol to Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table Monday.

A judge ordered Lane held for at least 15 days. The court hearing Tuesday offered few answers about what prompted the shootings.

A prosecutor described Lane as “someone who’s not well” and said the teen didn’t know the victims but chose them randomly.

A fourth student who was hurt remained hospitalized in serious condition late Tuesday. Police said an injured Chardon student was released from the hospital and was home with her family.

Click here for Kevin Niedermier’s report on how the small community is coping with the tragedy.

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