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February 29, 2012
The gunman in the Ohio school shooting, T.J. Lane, showed up in court Wednesday, two days after the incident, which killed three and injured two. The prosecutor, David Joyce, emphasized in his statement that the shooting was the work of a disturbed person. “This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs. This is someone who is not well,” Joyce said. “[Lane] confessed to taking the pistol and admitted he went into the cafeteria and shot 10 rounds. [He said he] did not know the students, but chose them randomly.” (photo by Mark Duncan/AP; edit to correct quote)

The gunman in the Ohio school shooting, T.J. Lane, showed up in court Wednesday, two days after the incident, which killed three and injured two. The prosecutor, David Joyce, emphasized in his statement that the shooting was the work of a disturbed person. “This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs. This is someone who is not well,” Joyce said. “[Lane] confessed to taking the pistol and admitted he went into the cafeteria and shot 10 rounds. [He said he] did not know the students, but chose them randomly.” (photo by Mark Duncan/AP; edit to correct quote)

10:43 // 2 years ago
February 28, 2012

Ohio school shooting: Second person dies; gunman posted dark messages

  • story A second person, 17-year-old Russell King Jr., died late last night of injuries sustained during Monday’s shooting; he was pronounced brain dead. Another person is reportedly in critical condition from the shooting, and two others are hospitalized.
  • backgroundT.J. Lane, the gunman in the shooting, has been identified by the family’s lawyer. Lane posted a Facebook note back in December which ended: “Wriggle and writhe. Feel smaller beneath my might. Seizure in the Pestilence that is my scythe. Die, all of you.” source

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10:17 // 2 years ago
February 27, 2012

Ohio school shooting shakes small community; suspect in custody

  • one killed in a school shooting in Chardon, Ohio, a town of 5,100
  • 4 wounded in the Cleveland-area shooting Monday morning source

» The shooting took place in the school’s cafeteria: The shooting in Chardon, a small community 30 miles outside of Cleveland, took place before classes started for the day. The 17-year-old gunman was apprehended within an hour of the shooting. Ohio Gov. John Kasich praised the district’s quick handling of the situation, which involved campus lockdowns and returning students home before they got to school: ”Please join me in praying for the students who’ve been injured in this horrible crime,” Kasich said. “Praise goes to the Chardon Police and Geauga County Sheriff’s office for quickly getting this situation under control. I’ve pledged Ohio’s full support to them, the school and the local community in this difficult time.” (EDIT: Updated death toll)

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10:30 // 2 years ago