Chardon High School Shooting: Classes Canceled, Counselors Ready

CHARDON, Ohio — Classes are canceled, grief counselors are on hand and flags are flying at half-staff throughout Chardon.

A sleepy community known for its snowfall more than anything else was thrust into the national spotlight Monday.

It’s the latest casualty in a long, sad list of schools targeted by a teen shooter.

Multiple sources have identified the alleged shooter at Chardon High School Monday morning to Fox 8 News as Thomas “TJ” Lane.

Those sources tell Fox 8 News that Lane is a student at Lake Academy, a school described on their website as being for, “at-risk students.”

The 17-year-old left behind clues about his intentions, but no one thought he was capable of acting on them.

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According to a spokesperson for the Geauga County juvenile court, a hearing for Lane will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Lane is the only individual arrested in connection with the shootings that erupted at 7:38 a.m.

One student has died from the shootings, four others suffered injuries connected to the crime.

Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna said  Daniel Parmertor died from injuries suffered in the shooting.

McKenna said two students had to be taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for the injuries they suffered. Those students are both currently listed in critical condition.

McKenna adds that the two students transported to Hillcrest Hospital with gun shot injuries are listed in stable and serious condition respectively.

McKenna did not identify all those shot.