14-year-old suspect in custody after Ohio high school shooting

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4 Fast Facts

  • A 14-year-old student allegedly pulled out a gun in the cafeteria and started shooting.
  • Two people were shot and two others were injured from shrapnel.
  • Authorities apprehended the suspect a short time later.
  • There is no known motive for the shooting at this time.

BUTLER COUNTY, OH (February 29, 2016) – A sheriff says a 14-year-old student pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria and opened fire, hitting two students.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says two other students were injured at Madison Local Schools either as they tried to get away or from shrapnel from the shooting.

Jones says the suspect ran from the school, threw the gun down and was apprehended nearby.

Jones says the 14-year-old was a student and there was a motive to the shooting which he did not identify.

Investigators say the students who were shot were 14 and 15 years old and were taken to the hospital. Jones says students were eating in the cafeteria when the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m.

The school has said none of injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

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