UPDATE: Ohio school shooting injures students; suspect in custody

Monday, February 27, 2012 | 8:36 a.m. CST; updated 8:10 a.m. CST, Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio — Officials said four students were wounded in a shooting at their high school outside Cleveland and one person is in custody.

FBI agent Scott Wilson said after Monday morning's shooting that there was one suspected shooter. He wouldn't discuss the extent of the students' injuries.

Erin Knife, civil deputy with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office, said the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School.

Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building and multiple ambulances could be seen outside.

Superintendent Joseph Bergant II told television station WKYC that a suspect is in custody. He said he doesn't know the extent of the students' injuries.

A spokeswoman for Cleveland's MetroHealth System said Monday a medical helicopter was dispatched to the high school.

Schools in the area were locked down.

Chardon is a city of about 5,100 in northeast Ohio about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

About 1,100 students attend the high school.

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Sally Willis February 27, 2012 | 12:53 p.m.

I am so sorry for their loss. My prayers are with this community.

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Ellis Smith February 28, 2012 | 8:03 a.m.

Technically, the caption is incorrect. Chardon, Ohio isn't even in the same county as Cleveland; in fact Chardon is the county seat of another county, which contains no metro areas. In no way is Chardon a suburb of Cleveland.

It is not a long drive from Cleveland to Chardon (On US 6 highway), but I seriously doubt whether anyone would want to try walking that distance.

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