Chardon School Shooting Leaves Two Dead, Three Injured
T.J. Lane opened fire on his classmates during a breakfast period on Tuesday February 27th, leaving two students dead and three others injured.
T.J. may have left clues to the upcoming tragedy on his Facebook page, and the FBI think he may have been the victim of bullying.
See what he said on his page, and what his friends had to say about the shooter below.
The shooter's dad had been arrested many times for violent crimes against women, including the teen's mom. Two of the male shooting victims are in critical condition, another male is in serious condition and one female is in stable condition.
The Chardon High School video surveillance system recorded yesterday's shooting.
According to a source who watched the video, T.J. sat down by himself at a table in the cafeteria around 7:30 a.m. He reached into a bag and pulled out a .22-caliber handgun.
He walked around his table and stood behind a group of friends. The video shows him raising his gun and shooting. One boy was shot in the back, one was shot in the back of the head, and the other was shot numerous times.
The assistant football coach happened to be in the cafeteria, and chased the shooter out of the building. On his way out, he shot two more people. One of them died.
Blog.Cleveland talked to a student who said that hiss group was friendly with the shooter through middle school, but in high school, the shooter went a separate way. One of the boys recently started dating the shooter's ex-girlfriend.
The Daily Caller reported that Lane may have hinted toward the shooting on his Facebook page.
Lane took to his Facebook page on December 30th to post a rant about a "mistreated" man who takes revenge on the "selfish and conceited."
The post reads: "He longed for only one thing, the world to bow at his feet. They too should feel his secret fear. The dismal drear. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees. ‘Stay back!' The Guards screamed as they were thrown to their knees. ‘Oh God, have mercy, please!'"
We will continue to keep the families of everyone involved in our thoughts and prayers during this tragedy.