Ohio Teen To Be Tried As Adult In School Shooting

An Ohio judge decides T. J. Lane should be tried as an adult in the Chardon High School shootings.(Photo: Laura Fong/WKSU)
An Ohio judge decides T. J. Lane should be tried as an adult in the Chardon High School shootings.(Photo: Laura Fong/WKSU)

A judge says a 17-year-old boy charged in the Ohio school shooting deaths of three students will be tried as an adult.

Authorities say T.J. Lane admitted firing at students sitting at a cafeteria table at Chardon High School east of Cleveland on Feb. 27.

A juvenile court judge ruled Thursday that Lane will be tried as an adult. He said he found probable evidence in all six charges for which Lane is charged.

Lane could face life in prison if he’s convicted in adult court.

The shooting killed three students and seriously hurt two more. The motive remains unclear.

A psychiatrist has testified that Lane suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies.

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