18-year-old charged in shooting of Akron student

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AKRON – An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting of a 16-year-old North High School student.

Akron School District Superintendent David James told FOX 8 News, the student was shot as he exited a Metro Transit Authority Bus on Eastland and Tonawanda Avenues around 8:30 a.m.

Jason M. Lee, 18, has been charged with felonious assault.

Police say Lee and the victim had a fight on the bus.

Shortly after, four shots were fired at the victim as he was getting off the bus.

The student was taken to the hospital for treatment.

James said the shooting prompted a lockdown at three nearby schools, East‎ High School, Sieberling, and Barber Elementary Schools. The lockdown was lifted around 9:45 a.m.

Lee’s female companion was also taken into custody.

Lee will be booked into the Summit County Jail. Additional charges are expected.

Stay with FOX 8 News for the latest on this developing story.

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