Chardon High Shooter to be Tried as Adult

Published: May 24, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio — A teenager who opened fire in the cafeteria at Chardon High School — killing three people — told the deputy who arrested him that he had no idea why he did it.

Deputy Jon Bilicic testified Thursday in Geauga County Juvenile Court where a judge was expected to rule whether to send T.J. Lane to adult court to stand trial, The Plain Dealer reports. Bilicic said that Lane told him he aimed at his victims’ heads to prevent suffering.

When the deputy asked Lane if he shot the victims because of bullying or anger, Lane said, “No, I don’t get angry. I have no problems with people, they don’t even talk to me. I don’t know why I did this.”

The judge ruled Thursday that Lane should be held without bond and tried as an adult, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. If convicted, T.J. Lane would be eligible for life imprisonment.

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