17 year old takes the lives of three of his classmates in a school shooting.
Monday, February 27 a shooting took place at Chardon High School, 30 miles east of Cleveland, Ohio.
7:30 am, T.J. Lane walked into the cafeteria and up to a group of boys. There were 5 victims in all – 3 of the 5 have been declared dead. Lane was two feet away from the group when he fired the shots, the Cafeteria went into chaos. As soon as the first shots were fired, almost all of the 100 students in the Cafeteria fled. T.J. Lane was chased from the building by a teacher and arrested about a half mile away from the school.
The victims of the shooting had been waiting for a bus; they attended a school in Auburn called Lake Academy. T.J Lane went to school there as well.
Story Unfolds on Facebook
After news of the shooting broke out, media outlets and journalists scrambled to find more information about the alleged shooter and found something even more disturbing. It has also been reported that the night before the incident, Lane posted on his Twitter, that he would be bringing a gun to school the next day. No one took his threat seriously.
A poem written by TJ Lane that was posted on his Facebook page. The poem read: “”He was better than the rest, all those ones he detests, within their castles, so vain. Selfish and conceited. They couldn’t care less about the peasents [sic] they mistreated.”
“The world is a sandbox for all the wretched sinners,” the post continues.”They simply create what they want and make themselves the winners. But the true winner, he has nothing at all. Enduring the pain of waiting for that castle to fall. Through his good deeds, the rats and the fleas. He will have for what he pleads, through the eradication of disease. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees.”
“I’m on the lamb but I ain’t no sheep,” the post ends. “I am Death. And you have always been the sod. … Now! Feel death, not just mocking you. Not just stalking you but inside of you. Wriggle and writhe. Feel smaller beneath my might. Seizure in the Pestilence that is my scythe.”
“Die, all of you.”
T.J. Lane, a 17 year old junior, was known as a quiet but nice guy. He lives with his grandparents and known to have been friends with the victims. Students were in shock that he would do something like this. It is rumored that T.J. Lane had been bullied in the past.