CHARDON, OH (WOIO) –
One student has been killed in a shooting at Chardon High School.
Five students – four boys and one girl – shot at Chardon High School early Monday morning. Three of the victims were lifeflighted to Metro, the other two victims to Hillcrest Hospital.
One of the male students died at Metro.
A 17-year-old boy is listed in serious condition at Hillcrest, and an 18-year-old girl is listed in stable condition at Hillcrest.
The shootings happened in the cafeteria around 7:40AM, before classes started for the day.
A 19 Action News has learned a teacher chased the student gunman from the building. The suspect later surrendered to two innocent bystanders about an hour later. The 17-year-old suspect is cooperating with police.
The high school, which was placed on lock down, was evacuated around 8:50AM. All high school students were then taken to Maple Elementary School to be reunited with their parents.
The Superintendent immediately canceled classes at all other Chardon Schools. Students on school busses were dropped off back at their homes. Parents were called to pick up students already at school.
Governor Kasich issued the following statement in response to the shooting at Chardon High School.
“Please join me in praying for the students who’ve been injured in this horrible crime. Praise goes to the Chardon Police and Geauga County Sheriff’s office for quickly getting this situation under control. I’ve pledged Ohio’s full support to them, the school and the local community in this difficult time.”
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown released the following statement after several students were shot at Chardon High School.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the Chardon community today. I join Ohioans across the state in praying for the speedy recovery of the students that have been injured,” Brown said. “I stand ready to provide whatever assistance possible to the victims and their families-as well as to local, state, and federal law enforcement to ensure that the suspect is brought to justice.”
Article Courtesy of WOIO 19 Action News