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Chardon High School shooting suspect TJ Lane chose random victims, says prosecutor

A Chardon High School student identified T.J. Lane to CBS News as the suspect in the Ohio school shooting that left one dead and four injured Monday. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that high school junior Nate Mueller, whose ear was reportedly grazed by a bullet, identified Lane as the student who came into the cafeteria around 7:30 am and began shooting. Facebook

TJ Lane, a suspect in the shooting of five students at Chardon High School, is taken into juvenile court by Geauga County deputies in Chardon, Ohio, Feb. 28, 2012.
TJ Lane, a suspect in the shooting of five students at Chardon High School, is taken into juvenile court by Geauga County deputies in Chardon, Ohio, Feb. 27, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) CHARDON, Ohio - A prosecutor says the 17-year-old suspect in a shooting at Chardon High School that killed three students and injured two others didn't know his victims and chose them randomly.

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Prosecutor David Joyce said at Tuesday's hearing in Chardon, Ohio, that suspect TJ Lane admitted firing 10 shots at Chardon High School.

At the hearing, Judge Timothy Grendell imposed a gag order on opposing attorneys at the prosecutor's request and told the media not to photograph the face of the boy, who is a juvenile.

Lane was ordered held for at least the next 15 days. Prosecutors have until March 1 to charge him.

Lane did not go to Chardon High, instead attending nearby Lake Academy, which is for students with academic or behavioral problems.

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