Student Opens Fire in Ohio High School Cafeteria

2 students shot, 2 others hurt
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 29, 2016 3:10 PM CST
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(Newser) – A 14-year-old boy pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria on Monday and opened fire, hitting two students, authorities said. Two other Madison Local Schools students were injured in another way. None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, said Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones. The shooter ran from the school, which the Journal-News identifies as Madison High School, threw the gun down and was apprehended nearby, authorities said. Jones said the 14-year-old was a student and there was a motive to the shooting which he did not identify.

Students were eating in the cafeteria when the shooting happened around 11:30am at the campus near Middletown, roughly 30 miles north of Cincinnati. The students who were shot were 14 and 15 years old and were taken to a hospital, investigators said. It was unclear how the students who weren't shot got hurt, Jones said: "We don't know if it was from the shooting or from exiting the school or because of the shrapnel from the bullets hitting into that small of an area." All other students were safe, according to the school website. (Read more school shooting stories.)

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