Chardon Shooter Could Be Fellow Student; Politicians Tweet Support

As students at Chardon High school continue to speculate whether or not the suspected gunman is a fellow student, general well wishers, including government officials, took to Twitter to call for "prayers."

As The Christian Post previously reported, at least four students were injured on Monday morning after a lone gunman stormed through the school's cafeteria and opened fire for unspecified reasons, according to CNN.

Friends and family of Chardon students have begun questioning whether a fellow student known as "TJ Lane" on Facebook was involved in the horrifying shooting after he allegedly posted online threats on Sunday, although this has not yet been verified.

"I think he said that he was going to bring a gun to school and I think that everyone just blew it off like he was joking," Evan Erasmus, a Chardon student told CNN.

While the number of wounded students continues to increase, Ohio's Attorney General, Mike DeWine, released a statement regarding the incident.

"Today's shooting is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families as well as the entire student body and staff at Chardon High School," the statement read on the attorney general website.

"The Attorney General's Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is on the scene and will be assisting local law enforcement in processing the crime scene. BCI and our office will do all we can to help in this investigation," Dewine added.

Although the wounded students were immediately transported to nearby hospitals their conditions are still unknown, and politicians offered their support via Twitter.

"My thoughts & prayers are with the students in Chardon," U.S. house speaker, John Boehner, tweeted.

"Pls pray for wounded Chardon HS students, their families, and their community; appears things under control now," Ohio governor, John Kasich, tweeted.

"Thoughts and Prayers go out to the students in Chardon, #Ohio," Republican congressman Louie Gohmert tweeted.

The identities of the shooting victims are not yet known although sources allege that they were not Chardon students but actually students from another school in nearby Auburn who had been waiting in the Chardon school's cafeteria for a bus.



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