Chardon, Ohio – Students who witnessed the horrific shooting Monday at Chardon High School spoke out Tuesday about what took place during the massacre that left three dead and two wounded.
Sixteen-year-old Danny Parmertor, along with Russell King Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin, both 17, have all died from wounds sustained during the attack.
To see photos surrounding the Chardon High School shooting, including photos of the suspected shooter, T.J. Lane, click here.
Senior Joy Rickers, 18, and junior Nick Walczak were wounded in the shooting. MSNBC reports that one of the students has been released from the hospital.
T.J. Lane, 17, allegedly opened fire around 7:30 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 27 in the school cafeteria as students were eating breakfast and studying. Students present told local media Lane appeared to target a specific table where a student who had begun dating his ex-girlfriend was sitting with friends.
Lane was reportedly chased out of the building by a teacher – assistant football coach Frank Hall – and was detained by police shortly thereafter.
Chardon students Ian Sanborn and Travis Carver appeared on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, saying they were sitting at the table where the shooting took place. Sanborn spoke about slain student Russell King, saying he would never hurt anyone.
“He was always real nice. He would always ask everybody if they needed help with anything,” said Sanborn. “He would take the shirt off his back to help anyone out, and it’s just tragic that something like this had to happen to him.”
Sanborn spoke further about the gunman and how the shooting occurred, noting “I saw him pull out the gun and I yelled ‘Duck!’ and I was the only one who ducked under my table… All my friends just kind of stood around there. I remember him firing… off all of his shots and then standing up and seeing my friends just laying on the ground.”
He added that he was stymied as to what to do at that point, thus he ran outside and called 911.
Carver said of the shooter, “It was straight determination… He just had that look on his face. It’s hard to describe. It just sticks with you.”
MSNBC reports that Carver is credited with “tending to wounded students” prior to emergency personnel showing up on scene.
To see Sanborn and Carver on the ‘Today’ show, click here.
Although Lane’s name has not been released to the public because he is a juvenile, however, witnesses identified Lane as the shooter.
On Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m., a public prayer service will be held for the shooting victims at the Church of St. Mary, which is located across from Chardon High School.
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