CHARDON, Ohio - The police chief in a city outside Cleveland says one student has died in a shooting at an area high school.
Chardon Police Chief Timothy McKenna says one student died Monday. He says a gunman is in custody but hasn't been charged yet. The suspect's name isn't being released because he is a juvenile.
Four other students were injured.
Special Agent Vicki Anderson said Monday the shooter was taken into custody near his car about half a mile away from the high school.
The shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Chardon High School.
A student who witnessed the shooting says it appeared the gunman was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table.
Freshman Danny Komertz says he was just about to leave for his first-period health class Monday when he heard a loud popping sound and then saw the gunman open fire.
He says one student who authorities say was killed was trying to get under a table to protect himself and shield his face.
Komertz says the shooter was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied.
The 15-year-old Komertz says that there were at least 100 students in the cafeteria at the time and that most fled immediately as shots were fired.
Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building, and ambulances could be seen outside.
Chardon, a city of about 5,100 residents, is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.
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