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(02-27) 05:38 PST Chardon, Ohio (AP) --
A sheriff's office is confirming a shooting at a northeastern Ohio high school.
Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Chardon High School.
Knife says she doesn't have the number of victims yet, and says a single person suspected in the shooting has left the school but is not in custody.
Schools in the area are locked down.
Chardon is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.
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Knife says she doesn't have the number of victims yet, and says a single person is suspected in the shooting. Superintendent Joseph Bergant II tells television station WKYC that the alleged culprit is in custody. He says he doesn't know the extent of the students' injuries.
9:25 a.m.: According to Chardon Local Schools superintendent Joseph Bergant II, four students were shot this morning at Chardon High School. The suspected lone shooter has been taken into police custody. Saying that the district is in “crisis mode,” CLS Community Coordinator Ellen Ondrey says that the Chardon Police Department remains at the scene and that the school remains on lockdown. Ondrey adds that all classes in the district have been cancelled. She says students at the high school and middle school had already started their day and bus runs for elementary school kids were stopped. Arrangements are being made to get every CLS student home safely. One student suggested that the shooting occurred in the cafeteria and that a total of five shots had been fired in the shooting that started at 7:30 a.m.