The investigation into the Ohio school shooting at Chardon High School continues to unfold as the alleged shooter is questioned by the Geauga County Sheriff's Office, according to Fox News. Five students were injured during the incident. CBS News reports a teenage male student was captured running along a nearby road minutes after the shooting took place.
Law enforcement officers initially believed a second shooter was involved, but reports indicate investigators now believe the incident was the result of a lone gunman.
Here are some updates about the Ohio school shooting incident:
* Fox affiliate reporter Stacey Frey was on the scene moments after the shooting when students were evacuated to a nearby elementary school. According to information garnered through Frey's interview with a female student witness, she saw the gunman chasing a male student down the hallway and she "ducked" out of the way of the shooter.
* Student Evan Erasmus told law enforcement officers and the media the alleged gunman posted a Twitter message that he was going to bring a gun to school, but no one took him seriously, according to NewsNet5.
* FBI agent Scott Wilson told CBS News the shooting was instigated by one shooter who remains in custody. Agent Wilson would not comment on the current condition of the injured students. Fox News live coverage of the event noted that one student is now believed to be in stable condition. The mother of the female student informed the media that her daughter is in stable condition and was shot in the buttocks area.
* Student witnesses report five to 10 shots were fired, according to NewsNet5. Law enforcement officers do not know if the incident was a random shooting or if specific students were targeted. Interviews with witnesses, parents and staff shed no light on any particular incident that could have prompted the shooting.
* Former homicide detective Rod Wheeler, reporting on the incident for Fox News, said a reverse 911 call went out to all district parents alerting them to the shooting just before 8 a.m. Students adhered to the procedures they had learned during lockdown drills and "sheltered in place" or locked themselves into classrooms until law enforcement arrived. As per the drill policy, students texted parents and did not make phone calls so the air waves did not become overwhelmed.
* Sheriff Daniel McClelland, speaking with Fox News from the scene during a 10:30 a.m. news conference, detailed the aftermath of the shooting and the capture of the alleged shooter. The sheriff was unable to give specific details about the ongoing building search and investigation. Deputies then began taking five parents into the building at a time to retrieve their children.
* NewsNet 5 reports law enforcement officers are not yet willing to release the name of the alleged shooter. Preliminary questions surrounding the suspected gunman's status at the school were answered midmorning. School officials now confirm that the alleged shooter is as current student at the school and does not fit the "loner" or stereo-type often associated with school shooters but may have had issues fitting in or felt excluded by portions of the student body.
- Fox News