A student gunman
opened fire with a handgun in the cafeteria of a high school near
Cleveland on Monday, fatally wounding one boy and injuring three other
boys and one girl before he was chased from the building by a teacher
and gave himself up, police said.
The injured students were
rushed to area hospitals where a boy identified as Daniel Parmentor, 17,
died at MetroHealth System in Cleveland. Parmentor, a high school
junior, went to a nearby vocational school where he studied computer
science, and was waiting in the cafeteria for a bus when the gunman
opened fire."We are shocked by
this senseless tragedy," said a statement from Parmentor's family,
provided by MetroHealth. "Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright
future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you
respect our privacy during this difficult time."The
Ohio shooting is the worst at a U.S. high school in 11 months and the
worst in Ohio since late 2007, according to the Brady Center to Prevent
Gun Violence.One of four other
victims was in critical condition at MetroHealth and was undergoing
surgery, according to Auburn School Superintendent Maggie Lynch. A
17-year-old boy was in serious condition and an 18-year-old girl was
stable at Hillcrest Hospital in suburban Cleveland, a spokeswoman said.
The condition of the fourth injured student was not known.A
Chardon High School student, Danielle Samples, 16, who was in the
cafeteria at the time of the shooting, told Reuters she heard a series
of "pops" and someone yelled to run down the hallway into a classroom.
While Samples was in the hall, she heard another round of pops.
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