Third Student Dies In Chardon High School Shooting

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Updated Tue, Feb 28, 2012 5:34 pm

UPDATE 5:30 p.m. The prosecutor in the Ohio school shooting that killed three students says the suspect is "someone who's not well."

Prosecutor David Joyce said at a news conference after 17-year-old T.J. Lane's court hearing Tuesday that the suspect would probably face at least three counts of aggravated murder.
 
He says that Lane "chose his victims at random" and that "this is not about bullying. This is not about drugs."
 
At the hearing, the boy was ordered held for at least the next 15 days. Prosecutors have until March 1 to charge him.

UPDATE 12:58 p.m. A hospital in Northeast Ohio confirms a third student wounded yesterday in the Chardon High School shooting has died.


UPDATE 11:20 a.m. Officials are confirming a Tuesday afternoon court appearance for a suspect in a deadly school shooting that killed one student, left another brain dead and wounded several others.

The Geauga County Juvenile Court says alleged shooter T.J. Lane is scheduled for a hearing at 3:30 p.m. in Chardon.
 
A family lawyer has identified Lane as the suspect in the shootings at Chardon High School Monday morning.
 
Flags at Chardon's picturesque courthouse square, with syrup dripping into pails from maple trees near a gazebo painted white, were flown at half-staff Tuesday.
 
A school official says classes will fully resume Friday in the Ohio district where a student carried out a fatal shooting at a high school.
 
Chardon Schools Superintendent Joe Bergant says parents, students and faculty will be invited to the schools for counseling at various times before then.
 

Authorities say two of the four students injured in a fatal shooting at an Ohio high school are in critical condition.

    
Police Chief Tim McKenna says the investigation into Monday's shooting at Chardon High School "is going to be very long."
    
Officials had said earlier that one student had died and four were injured. A teenager described as a bullied outcast was arrested shortly after the shooting.
    
A student who witnessed the attack says it appears the suspect targeted a group of students sitting in the cafeteria.
    
Officials say they will focus in the next few days on grief counseling for survivors and families. Classes will be canceled Tuesday.
    
A candlelight service is being planned for Tuesday evening at a church across from the school.

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