Ohio school shooter escapes from prison

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T.J. Lane (photo from Lima Police)

(CNN) — Convicted Ohio school shooter T.J. Lane, who is serving a life sentence for killing three fellow students at Chardon High School in 2012, has escaped from prison, police in Lima said Thursday.

Officers are currently searching the neighborhoods on the north end of town.

The 19-year-old was last seen wearing an Allen Correctional Institution prison uniform.

He was one of two inmates who escaped from the facility. The other man was Clifford E Opperud, 45, originally from Carlisle.

On February 27, 2012, Lane walked into his high school cafeteria with a .22-caliber gun and randomly started shooting. He fired 10 rounds.

Three students died, two others hospitalized and a third got nicked in the ear.

Chardon is a community of about 5,100 people some 30 miles east of Cleveland.

Clifford Opperud (photo from Lima Police)

Clifford Opperud (photo from Lima Police)

Lane pleaded guilty last last year to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and weapons-related charges.

He was sentenced to consecutive sentences of life without parole and an additional sentences totaling 37 years.

Lane wore a white T-shirt to his sentencing with “killer” written across the front.





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