SCROLL DOWN FOR ONGOING UPDATES. UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 10:10 am CDT: Five students were wounded – as of 10:37 am – 3 students in critical condition – no later word on the remaining two. See more below. According to early reports, a “boy” stood up in the Chardon High School cafeteria and started shooting. Four students were wounded. A aerial medivac was on the scene to take a student or all of the students to the hospital. Three of the students are in critical condition, one in stable condition. Three boys were hit and one girl. Chardon, Ohio is about 30 miles east of Cleveland. The shooter is in police custody. On Fox news there is a report of a second arrest, and now there is a telephone interview. A woman is saying two are in custody. The shooters may not be students at Chardon High School. A Senior student in the hallway reports a shooter with a gun was chasing a boy down the hall. Reports now of a possible 5 gunshots and two shooters, not one shooter and one accomplice. Reports from the Senior student that someone Tweeted “someone will get hurt tomorrow.” Remember, these are initial reports and there is not good confirmation on a second shooter or accomplice. I will have ongoing updates as they become available.
Children are reported standing outside the school, in the snow. A SWAT team is at the site, along with FBI. The area is being searched. Children are being bused to an elementary school for parents to pick up.
This incident happened at about 7:45 am EST
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 8:45 am CST: Fox has been told there was just one shooter. No one seems to know for sure. Keep in mind that students are reporting two shooters.
Governor John Kasich asks for prayer for the students and families. Middle School students are also being sent home. Police are taking statements. Not clear whether children are being held to talk to police.
A shooter was caught as he ran down the street.
A student hid in a closet and texted her mother as the shots were fired.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 9:05 am CDT: Eric Shawn on Fox is indicating they now think there was only one shooter.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 9:15 am CDT: Teresa Hunt being interviewed. Hunt is the mother of a student. She is standing on her porch nearby. Her daughter Candice, is a Senior, 18 years old. The students who live near and usually walk home from school have just been released. At 7:45 am the daughter sent a text to her Mother saying there were shots fired. She says the schools have routing lock-down drills, and according to her, there are no metal detectors at the school.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 9:20 am CDT: A student now being interviewed on Fox says she runs track, and has never seen a stampede like she saw as students sprinted by here.
When the 911 call went out, almost immediately Revers 911 went out to all students and their families. Students were told to shelter-in-place, they could text but not make phone calls.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 9:37 am CDT: Fox just had a shot of a man calling for parents or legal guardians to come, five at a time, to take their child home.
Eric Shawn is saying the shooter was not a loner, not an outsider, but not a popular kid or a jock. A female student is on right now (a replay from earlier), says she was about 20 feet away, and saw a student shot and drop. She started running.
A clip is being play with a student giving the name of the shooter and two of the injured students. I won’t publish that until confirmed.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING UPDATE 10:10 am CDT: Fox’s Eric Shawn is reporting a confirmed five students wounded, 4 boys and one girl. Also police have confirmed to him that the shooter is/was a student.
UPDATE DAY OF SHOOTING 2:50 pm CDT: One student has reportedly died. Students are saying their friends “were lying “all over the place in puddles of blood.
[Student Nate Mueller]: Mueller turned to see the shooter standing by his table. Mueller said he saw the gunman take his second shot.
Mueller said he saw one friend get hit. “He was over the table in a pool of blood,” he said. Another pal “was on the floor in a puddle of blood next to him,” Mueller said.
A third friend “had not been hit yet as I jumped over him,” Mueller said.
Mueller got on the floor and was trying to crawl away when a shot rang out and he felt a bullet graze his ear. He was not badly injured, he said, with just a small red mark left on his ear.
“It was terror. Everything had just gone tunnel vision, like, I need to get out of here,” Mueller said. “You see glances of your friends laying all over the place. There’s blood, there’s people screaming, everybody’s just running in different directions and you’re just trying to get out. That’s all you can do, get out of the school and not look back even though your friends are back there.”
UPDATE 1-28-12 9:50 am CDT: Fox News has announced that a second victim has been pronounced brain dead.
UPDATE 1-28-11:01 am CDT: Two students are now reported dead. It is unclear if one of those is the student pronounced brain dead earlier today. The names of the deceased are 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor and 17-year-old Russell King Jr.
The injured are Demetrius Hewlin, Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak. The shooter is reportedly T.J. Lane who is being held at the Portage-Geauga Detention facility. According to this report, he was not a student at Chardon (no information whether he was ever a student there). Lane attended Lake Academy for at-risk students, according to a student.
UPDATE 1-28-12:00 Noon CDT: A third student, Demetrius Hewlin, has reportedly died from his wounds. God bless these children. What a terrible, terrible story.
Russell King, allegedly shot in the back, had started dating alleged shooter, T.J. Lane’s, ex-girlfriend. No word of whether Joy Rickers is that ex-girlfriend. The family of Demetrius Hewling is donating his organs. Nate Mueller, who says he was once friends with Lane was grazed by a bullet on his ear by the third shot.
Chardon Football Coach Frank Hall chased the shooter out of the building. Reports of how Lane was detained are unclear. Some reports have said citizens apprehended Lane at his car. Others say K-9 units were used. Some reports say Lane turned himself in.
The following message was allegedly published on T.J. Lane’s Facebook page on December 20th. The profile has been deleted.
In a time long since, a time of repent, The Renaissance. In a quaint lonely town, sits a man with a frown. No job. No family. No crown. His luck had run out. Lost and alone.
The streets were his home. His thoughts would solely consist of “why do we exist?” His only company to confide in was the vermin in the street. He longed for only one thing, the world to bow at his feet.
They too should feel his secret fear. The dismal drear. His pain had made him sincere.
He was better than the rest, all those ones he detests, within their castles, so vain. Selfish and conceited.
They couldn’t care less about the peasents they mistreated. They were in their own world, it was a joyous one too. That castle, she stood just to do all she could to keep the peasents at bay, not the enemy away.
They had no enemies in their filthy orgy. And in her, the castles every story, was just another chamber of Lucifer’s Laboratory. The world is a sandbox for all the wretched sinners.
They simply create what they want and make themselves the winners. But the true winner, he has nothing at all. Enduring the pain of waiting for that castle to fall. Through his good deeds, the rats and the fleas.
He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees. “Stay back!” The Guards screamed as they were thrown to their knees. “Oh God, have mercy, please!”
The castle, she gasped and then so imprisoned her breath, to the shallow confines of her fragile chest. I’m on the lamb but I ain’t no sheep. I am Death. And you have always been the sod. So repulsive and so odd.
You never even deserved the presence of God, and yet, I am here. Around your cradle I plod. Came on foot, without shod. How improper, how rude. However, they shall not mind the mud on my feet if there is blood on your sheet.
Now! Feel death, not just mocking you. Not just stalking you but inside of you. Wriggle and writhe. Feel smaller beneath my might. Seizure in the Pestilence that is my scythe. Die, all of you.