|The 2012 mass shooter T.J, Lane escapes the iron college.|
The Chardon, Ohio mass shooter escaped the iron college and the U.S. Marshals are looking for this dangerous suspect.
The now 19 year old man and another man escape from the Allen State Lockup. Thomas Michael Lane III (aka T.J. Lane) was the man who launched an attack on the Chardon High School in 2012 in which he killed three of his fellow classmates.
Although police were initially hesitant to publicly identify the juvenile after he was apprehended, by the evening of February 28, authorities confirmed that the suspect was Lane.
The weapon Lane used in the shooting was a .22 caliber handgun. At an initial court hearing, the prosecutor revealed that he admitted to shooting 10 rounds of ammunition from the gun during the shooting, which began in the school cafeteria at approximately 7:30 a.m., shortly after school began. Although Lane told police that he did not know the victims and that they were chosen randomly, witnesses stated that it appeared he targeted a specific student and the group he was sitting with in the cafeteria.
After the shooting occurred, Lane reportedly left the building. Witnesses stated he was chased from the building by a teacher, and was arrested a short time later in a location outside the school. Lane was ultimately indicted on three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated attempted murder, and one count of felonious assault. He was initially detained as a juvenile pending further court action.
Reaction to the event prompted a statement from Ohio Governor, John Kasich. Several prayer vigils were held and a fund for the victims was established. Thousands of people attended one of the vigils, at which the Governor spoke, the night after the attack. President Barack Obama gave his condolences to the school principal in a telephone call following the incident. Analysis of the crime and comparisons to similar attacks began immediately following the shooting.
Lane received three life sentences on March 19, 2013. I guess he couldn't take the lockup so he built a plan to break free.
Lane escaped with a 45-year-old man named Clifford E Opperud, who was also at the facility.
An all-out search is under way for both men.
Police want to make sure people know: Do not allow anyone into your residence; do not pick up hitchhikers. Call police if you see something suspicious.