One Dies, Four Wounded in Ohio High-School Shooting

The suspect is in custody, but has not been charged. 

Posted: 02/27/2012 01:26 PM EST

A gunman opened fire inside an Ohio high-school at the start of the day Monday, killing one student and wounding four, authorities said.


Chardon Police Chief Timothy McKenna said a gunman was in custody but hadn't been charged. The suspect's name wasn't released because he is a juvenile.


The suspect was taken into custody near his car about half a mile from the suburban Ohio school, FBI agent Vicki Anderson said.

Students screamed and ran in panic through the halls when gunfire broke out at the 1,100-student Chardon High School.

Heather Ziska, 17, said she was in the cafeteria when she and other students heard popping noises in the hall. She said she saw a boy she recognized as a fellow student come into the cafeteria and start shooting.

She said she and several others immediately ran outside, while other friends ran into another nearby school and others locked themselves in a teachers lounge.

"Everybody just started running," said 17-year-old Megan Hennessy, who was in class when she heard loud noises. "Everyone was running and screaming down the hallway."

Five students were taken to local hospitals, hospital spokeswomen said.

All classes in the district were canceled.

Chardon, a city of about 5,100 people, is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.



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