T.J. Lane Arraigned In Chardon High School Shooting Case

UPDATE: 6:15 p.m. USA Today reports that T.J. Lane, the suspect in Monday's Ohio school shooting, told authorities that he, "chose his victims at random," Geauga County prosecutor David Joyce said. "This is not about bullying. This is not about drugs."

Original story:

T.J. Lane, accused of killing three students at an Ohio high school, was arraigned Tuesday afternoon and ordered to stay in detention until his next court hearing.

"T.J. should remain in detention during these proceedings due to the serious nature of the allegations," said Geauga County Juvenile Court Judge Tim Grendell said, "and to protect the juvenile from the community … and himself."

Ohio state juvenile court laws require that Lane's detention not exceed 15 days before his next hearing. He'll be back in juvenile court on March 1, when prosecutors are expected to file formal charges against him in the slaying of three of his schoolmates.

Lane, 17, is suspected of killing three high school students and injuring two others at Chardon High School on Monday.

Prosecutors have until March 19 to file a motion that would try Lane as an adult in this case.

Because he's a minor cameras were not allowed to film his appearance. Several relatives, including his grandfather were in the courtroom.

One of his victims, Russell King Jr., was pronounced brain dead early on Tuesday, then passed a few hours later. Demetrius Hewlin also died in the hospital in the morning, according to ABC News.

A third victim, Daniel Parmertor, died from bullet wounds on Monday, just hours after getting shot.

Lane allegedly aimed for a specific table of five students in the school cafeteria and opened fire, putting some 1,100 students on lockdown. A teacher chased him from the building, and he turned himself in to police a little later.

Lane has been characterized as a disturbed teen -- court records and student interviews have shown that his father was abusive and kids regularly picked on him at school.


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