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Second student dies after US high school shooting

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-02-28

A second pupil died on Tuesday a day after being wounded when a classmate went on a shooting rampage at a high school in the US state of Ohio, local police confirmed. The 17-year-old suspected gunman was being held in custody.

AFP - One student was killed and four injured Monday in a shooting at a high school in the US state of Ohio, police said.

The gunman opened fire in the cafeteria as children prepared for class in the small town of Chardon. Police chief Tim McKenna confirmed the toll and said the sole suspected gunman, a "juvenile," was in custody.

McKenna said police, FBI rapid response teams and other units responded to reports of "multiple gun shots fired at Chardon High School" at about 7:38 am. Police officers and student witnesses had earlier described the shooter as a fellow student in the school.

"One of the teachers happened to chase the shooting suspect out of the building," allowing officers to enter and secure the building to allow emergency personnel to treat the victims.

"With that done, we started searching the areas, and shortly thereafter, we came up with the suspect. He is in custody," McKenna said. "No name will be released because he hasn't been charged yet. He is a juvenile."

Authorities put the school on lockdown after reports of the shots, which came as students gathered in the cafeteria shortly before classes.

Word of the tragedy sent parents rushing to the school, where they went through a protracted process of reuniting with their children.

Date created : 2012-02-28

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