Two students die in Ohio school shooting
CHARDON, Ohio - Agence France-Presse
An Ohio Highway Patrol helicopter takes off from the rear of Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. AP photoA second victim has died after a student opened fire on classmates at his Ohio high school, the local medical examiner's office said today.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's officer told AFP that Russell King has been declared "brain dead" after being shot yesterday.
The gunman, identified as TJ Lane, opened fire with a handgun on a group of fellow students at Chardon High shortly after the start of the school day yesterday.
Another victim, 16-year-old Daniel Parmertor, died in hospital shortly after the shooting, while other victims were injured.
The shooting has shocked residents and students of the small Ohio town, who have described Lane as an "outcast" who had suffered bullying and said he had posted warnings on Twitter and left disturbing messages on Facebook.