1 Dead, 4 Injured in Ohio High School Shooting, Suspect in Custody
CHARDON, Ohio — One person is dead and four others were injured in a shooting at an Ohio high school on Monday morning.
According to Chardon, Ohio, Police Chief Tim McKenna, the shooting victims were students at Chardon High School, about 30 minutes east of Cleveland. An FBI spokeswoman says that the suspect, described as a classmate of the victims, was taken into custody about half-a-mile from the school.
Chardon Local Schools Community Coordinator Ellen Ondrey told WJW-TV FOX 8 News on Monday morning that the high school was on lockdown and that the entire district was in “crisis mode” as police continue to investigate the terrible situation.
Ondrey added that all classes in the district were cancelled. She said students at the high school and middle school had already started their day and bus runs for elementary school kids were stopped. Arrangements were made to get every CLS student home safely. Parents of high school students were instructed to go to Maple Elementary School to pick up their children.
The parent of a Chardon High School student told FOX 8 said that his child had called him from inside the high school. His son suggested that the shooting occurred in the cafeteria and that a total of five shots had been fired.
According to a school official, some of the victims in the shooting were students who attend the Auburn Career Center in nearby Concord Township.
Auburn Career Center superintendent Maggie Lynch told FOX 8 that she believes at least three of the five students shot in the incident were CHS juniors who are bused daily to the career center, which is now closed for the day.
There is no word on the identity or motivation of the suspect.