Student Suspect for Ohio High School Shooting to Be Tried as Adult, Prosecutor Says

Student Suspect for Ohio High School Shooting to Be Tried as Adult, Prosecutor Says

Chardon : OH : USA | Feb 29, 2012 at 6:41 AM PST
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Chardon High School Shooting Tragedy - Part 1

Three students were killed whom T. J. Lane randomly choose to shoot with his pistol on Monday at a cafeteria in Chardon High School and two others were injured.

Lane, 17, the alleged shooter will be tried as adult, says Prosecutors.

A report from ABC news says that Lane had already made an appearance in Juvenile court on Tuesday in which he wasn’t allowed by the judge to be shown on camera.

"This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs. This is someone who is not well," said prosecutor David Joyce to reporters, on a news conference right after the hearing.

In addition, Lane in court was described by the prosecutor as “shy,” saying only “yes” as an answer to the judge’s questions.

Reports also said that Lane has not yet been charged but is expected to be charged with three counts of aggravated murder. He is now being taken in custody at a detention facility as ordered by prosecutor Joyce. Lane’s lawyer did not object.

Judge Timothy Grendell also said that T.J. Lane will remain in in detention during proceedings due to serious nature of allegations and charges.

Meanwhile, hundreds of people had gathered last night at a church in Chardon, Ohio to mourn and pray for the victims, which was also attended by Ohio Governor John Kasich.

"It's all about love. It's about reaching out to people who you never thought about reaching out to before. It's about making everyone feel special for who they are," Kasich said in a report.

The students who died were Russell King, Demetrius Hewlin and Danny Parmertor. The two injured victims were Nick Walczak and Joy Rickers.

In a video by ABC news, Lane was also described by his friend named Jonathan Donato that he is a good student in school and a quiet teen.

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A student walks away from Chardon High School with her mother after a gunman shot one girl and four boys in Chardon
A student walks away from Chardon High School with her mother after a gunman shot one girl and four boys in Chardon
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