Ohio School Shooting Kills 1, Wounds 4, Suspected Gunman in Custody

 @DanRivoli on February 27 2012 12:21 PM
Ohio School Schooting
An Ohio high school student is in custody after reportedly turning himself into authorities after a shoot out in a school outside of Cleveland. REUTERS

A teenager is in custody after a school shooting in an Ohio high school reportedly left one dead and four injured.

A male student of Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio, about 30 miles outside of Cleveland, turned himself in to bystanders off school grounds, a sheriff told WKYC, a local news outlet.

The station reported a teacher chased the teenage gunman out of the building before he gave himself up.

Shots were first reported from inside the school cafeteria after 7:30 a.m. One student, 17-year-old Heather Ziska, told The Associated Press she heard popping noises in a hallway before the gunman entered the cafeteria and fired more shots.

A female student and four male students were the victims of the shooting, the sheriff's office told a local CBS affiliate.

A student at Chardon, 15-year-old Danny Komertz, told The AP the gunman seemed to target a specific group of students sitting in the cafeteria, which contained about 100 at the time of the shooting.

The five victims, believed to be students, were taken to two nearby hospitals. Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna told reporters one student had died. McKenna is withholding the name of the suspect because he is a juvenile.

The school is currently on lockdown as federal officials assist local law enforcement with the investigation, CNN reported.

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