Two students shot in an attack on a suburban Ohio high school remained in critical condition Monday afternoon, hours after a classmate opened fire, officials said. One student was killed in the attack; a total of four were injured.
At an afternoon news conference, Chardon Police Chief Tim McKenna identified the slain student as Daniel Parmertor. The two Chardon High School students in critical condition were at one hospital, he said. Of the other students injured in the attack, one was in serious condition, and one was in stable condition.
Officials refused to identify the gunman, who was arrested outside the school, saying he was still being treated as a juvenile. No formal charges have been lodged against him.
The shooting shocked Chardon, a small town about 30 miles from Cleveland. Grief counselors were on the scene, and a candlelight vigil was planned for nearby St. Mary’s Church, said Chardon School Supt. Joseph Bergant at the televised news conference.