Multiple Fox 8 News sources identified the alleged shooter as Thomas “TJ” Lane. Those sources say that Lane is a student at Lake Academy, a school described on its 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.
Geauga County Sheriff Daniel McClelland had earlier said that the shootings apparently occurred in multiple locations, seemingly suggesting that the shooter had specific targets in mind. The Geauga County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit was used to apprehend the suspect "some distance from the school." Lane is the only individual arrested in connection with the shootings that started at approximately 7:38 a.m. Monday.