Classes resume at US school

2012-03-03 14:35
Ohio - Students returned on Friday to a US high school where a shooting earlier this week killed three teens and wounded two others.

Police were on hand as students arrived at Chardon High School on Friday as classes resumed after Monday's shooting.

Charges filed on Thursday in juvenile court accuse TJ Lane of killing three students and wounding two others.

Lane is charged with three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of felonious assault.

Prosecutor David Joyce says Lane admitted firing 10 shots at students sitting at a cafeteria table. While the motive for the shooting is unclear, Joyce has ruled out bullying.

Sixteen-year-old Daniel Parmertor, 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin and 17-year-old Russell King Jr were fatally shot and two others were seriously wounded in the Monday attack. Another 17-year-old has been charged.

"It's just horrible to think that you send your kid off to school and then you don't see him again," said Lou Keim, a relative attending Parmertor's wake. "It's not something I like to think about, but we probably have to protect every school child by having metal detectors in the schools just so we're safe, and that's a horrible thing to come to but that's probably where it's going."

Lane, who attends an alternative school for students who haven't done well in traditional schools, admitted taking a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to Chardon High and firing 10 shots at a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table, Joyce said.

Joyce has said that victims were selected randomly and called Lane someone "who's not well".

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