CHARDON, Ohio -- An official said the teenage suspect in the deadly Ohio school shooting told authorities he stole the gun he used from his uncle.
A law enforcement official familiar with the case said the weapon was bought legally in August 2010 from a gun shop in Mentor, Ohio. The official said the gun was a Ruger .22-caliber Mark III target pistol.
T.J. Lane, 17, is suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria at Chardon High School on Monday. Three students died and two were wounded.
Authorities have released tapes of the chilling 911 calls made from the cafeteria seconds after the shooting.
Dispatcher: “We have an active shooting at the high school. Three students down.”
Caller: “We need help badly.”
Dispatcher: “OK. We need to know where the shooter is.”
Caller: “We don't know. I don't know.”
Dispatcher: “We have another, fourth student down in Room 200. Repeating, a fourth student down in 200.”
Caller: “Nobody can tell me where the shooter is.”
Dispatcher: “OK. So, you've got one shot in the head or all of them shot?”
Caller: “I don't know. I'm not in the cafeteria.”
Caller: “Another teacher came up a second time and said, ‘We desperately need an ambulance in here.’”
Students and parents have been invited to the high school Thursday to meet with counselors. Classes are scheduled to resume Friday.
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