The teenager who investigators said was the gunman behind a northeast Ohio school shooting that left one dead and four injured was arrested near school property shortly after shots were fired on Monday morning.
The alleged shooter, TJ Lane, was described by Chardon High School classmates as a “loner” but “one of the nicest kids there.”
According to neighbors, Lane, 16, lives with his grandparents.
FBI agents raided Lane’s grandparents’ home and the home of Lane’s relatives a few miles away, 10TV’s Karina Nova reported.
Sophomore Danielle Samples said that she was walking out of the cafeteria Monday morning when she heard shots.
Samples said that Lane, a high school junior, is usually very quiet.
“I’ve never talked to him, but the only word I can use to describe him is quiet,” Samples said.
Fellow student Evan Erasmus said that he agreed.
“He was more of a quiet type of kid,” Erasmus said. “He was really nice, though, if you did talk to him. He came from a broken home. My family knew his a little bit from high school, and he just came from a really broken down home and he was living with his grandparents.”
Erasmus said that he was shocked when he learned police arrested Lane for the shooting.
“He was quiet, but he was one of the nicest kids there,” Erasmus said. “You could talk to him really easily. I mean, he was funny. It was really shocking that it was him.”
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