Another student has passed away from injuries sustained during the school shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio yesterday. The death total from the Ohio school shooting is now at three.
The Inquisitr reported earlier today that the death toll tragically rose to two when Russell King Jr., 17, succumbed to injuries this morning. USA Today reports that Demetrius Hewlin, 16, passed away shortly after Hewlin. Daniel Parmertor died at the scene of the shooting on Monday.
USA Today reports that two other students are currently in the hospital. A girl was updated to stable condition today and another boy is still in critical condition.
Police have arrested Thomas “T.J.” Lane for the shooting at Chardon High School. Lane is currently being held at the Portage-Geuga Detention facility and will face a juvenile detention hearing later today. Police Chief Tim McKenna said during a press conference today:
“At this time I cannot provide you with a motive for this.”
Bob Farinacci, who is reportedly representing Lane, said:
“[He is] very, very scared and extremely remorseful… He is a very confused young man right now. He’s very confused. He is very upset. He’s very distraught… This is a very scary circumstance that I don’t think he could have possibly even foreseen himself in the middle of.”
School Superintendent Joe Gergant said that the school will reopen for class this Friday. Gergant said that the school will be open tomorrow and Thursday for counseling. Gergant said:
“I want to assure parents our facilities, and most important our students, that you will be safe when you’re re-entering our program. We’re not just any old place. Chardon, this is everyplace. As you’ve seen in the past this can happen anywhere.”