Students shot in Ohio school; suspect in custody

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CHARDON (AP) -- Gunfire at a high school outside Cleveland injured a number of students Monday morning, officials said, and at least one suspect has been taken into custody.

Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office said the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School. Knife said she doesn't have the number of victims yet.

Television news footage showed anxious parents escorting children away from a school building and multiple ambulances could be seen outside.

Superintendent Joseph Bergant II told television station WKYC that the alleged culprit is in custody. He said he doesn't know the extent of the students' injuries. Numbers of the injured weren't immediately known.

A spokesman for Cleveland's MetroHealth System said Monday a medical helicopter was dispatched to the high school.

Schools in the area were locked down.

Chardon is a city of about 5,100 in northeast Ohio about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

About 1,100 students attend the high school.

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