High School Shooter T.J. Lane Escapes From Ohio Prison

Renae Gylbert

An Ohio prison inmate escaped prison tonight.

He, along with two other inmates, left the prison around 8 p.m.

Thomas "T.J." Lane murdered three other students during a shooting spree at Chardon High School in 2012.

He was sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole and was being held at the Allen Correctional Facility in Lima, Ohio.

According to NBC News, Lane escaped with two other inmates, though one was caught shortly after their escape attempt.

The other missing inmate, Clifford Opperud, was serving time for robbery and kidnapping, amongst other serious charges.

Lima police say the men may still be wearing their "prison blues" and should be avoided at all costs.

"We are going to consider them definitely dangerous. At this point, they've been out for two hours, they could be armed right now."

They are also instructing Lima residents to practice common sense when dealing with odd strangers.

According to Fox 8 Cleveland, police are informing people do not let strangers into their homes, do not pick up hitch hikers, and to report anyone exhibiting suspicious behavior.

More details to come as the story develops.