Sheriff Confirms A Shooting At Chardon High School In Ohio

7:17 AM, Feb 28, 2012   |    comments
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Chardon, OH (WKYC) -- Two students are dead and three others remain hospitalized in the Chardon High School shootings. One of those victims are listed in critical condition.

The students who died from their wounds have been identified as Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17.

The victims were found in three locations inside the school.

The gunman -- now confirmed as a male student -- is in custody. The sheriff says the teen turned himself in to bystanders off site from the school in Chardon Township. He has not been charged yet, and his name is not being released because he is a minor.

A teacher chased the student gunman from the building.

Gunfire was reported inside the high school cafeteria just after 7:30 a.m.

Students barricaded themselves in classrooms as the school was placed in lockdown.

Students were evacuated from the school five at a time. The Superintendent says high school students were evacuated to Maple Elementary School where parents were picking up their children.

The wounded were taken to a makeshift landing area in the parking lot of the nearby Walmart where they were placed on Life Flight.

All classes in the Chardon school district have been cancelled for today.

Gov. Kasich has issued a statement praising the quick work of law enforcement officers.

Chardon is located about 30 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio. The high school has about 1,100 students.

A prayer vigil is planned for tonight in Painesville.

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