Prosecutor: OH School Shooter “Was Not Well;” Third Student Dead


A third Chardon, Oh., High School student has died in the shooting attack by T.J. Lane, 17, on Monday, says the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Lane, 17, appeared yesterday in Geauga County Juvenile Court, surrounded by law enforcement, three stunned-looking family members, and a crowd of media trying to make sense of the tragedy. Two other students were wounded.

Since the shootings, some had speculated that Lane was bullied. Others said a former friend stole his girlfriend. There was a rumor about a beef over drugs. Prosecutor David Joyce told a judge the teen admitted bringing a knife and a .22-caliber gun into the school’s cafeteria and firing off 10 rounds. Joyce said Lane simply “was not well” and that he chose victims randomly. Still, some of the students who were shot had known Lane, at least since middle school. Some rode a bus with him each day. Others were Facebook friends of his. The judge imposed a gag order on Joyce and a defense attorney. Once charges are filed, if the judge finds enough evidence that Lane committed the crimes, he will face charges in an adult criminal court.

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