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Chardon High School Shooting: Multiple students wounded at Ohio school

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(CBS/AP/WOIO) CHARDON, OH - A sheriff's official is confirming a shooting at a northeastern Ohio high school.

Civil deputy Erin Knife with the Geauga County Sheriff's Office says the shooting was reported around 7:30 a.m. Monday at Chardon High School. According to CBS affiliate WOIO, one student has been taken into custody. At this time, police say they do not believe there is a second gunman.

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CNN is reporting at least three students were wounded when two people entered the cafeteria of the high school and opened fire just as the school day was beginning, police and a school board member said.

Three or four students were hit by the gunfire, said Larry Reiter of the Chardon Schools Board of Education. He did not know their conditions, but said helicopters had been called to take the injured to a hospital.

WOIO reports that the Chardon Fire Department has confirmed they were called to the high school for the shooting. The fire dispatcher said multiple students are injured.

Chardon High School as well as other schools in the area are now on lock down.

The Superintendent immediately canceled classes at all Chardon Schools. Students still on school buses were being dropped back off at their homes, and parents are being called to pick up students already at school.

Chardon is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

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