Ohio School Shooting

February 27, 2012 by staff 

Ohio School Shooting, Five students were shot when a gunman opened fire at an Ohio high school Monday morning, authorities reported. The gunman was quickly taken into custody.

The shooter was apparently chased from the building and surrendered, Geauga County Sheriff Dan McClelland told reporters in a televised news conference outside Chardon High School about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

Early reports suggested that the gunman was also a student, though officials were still investigating.

According to officials, the incident began about 7:30 a.m. as students were eating breakfast. The gunman opened fire in the cafeteria area of the high school, which has about 1,100 students

All of the shootings were believed to have taken place there, though victims were found in at least three different areas, McClelland said.

Four boys and one girl were taken to two hospitals. Their names and conditions were not immediately available.

Earlier reports indicated four students were injured, but officials increased that the number to five. They warned that the total could change as more information becomes available.

An adult, believed to be a teacher, chased the gunman from the building. The gunman surrendered to authorities and was being questioned at the sheriff’s office.

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