Ohio School Shooting Death Toll Now At Three
The tragedy in Chardon, Ohio is only getting worse as a third fatality was announced Tuesday morning.
In a statement released by the MetroHealth Medical Center, his family said, “Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends. We will miss him very much, but we are proud that he will be able to help others through organ donation.”
Even though TJ (pictured left) is 17 years old,Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he expects he’ll be tried as an adult.
Two other students wounded in the shooting remain hospitalized, with one in serious condition.
Witnesses say just before class started Monday, Lane walked up to a table of students, pulled out a gun and started shooting.
“He was silent the entire time,” said Nate Mueller, who said his ear was grazed by a bullet. “There was no warning or anything. He just opened fire.”
Some classmates described Lane as an outcast who’d been bullied. But other classmates say Lane had friends and wasn’t bullied.
Another student said she passed Lane in the hallway right before the shooting, and said they exchanged a smile and a nod, like usual.
We will continue to keep you updated on the health of the remaining two victims.