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UPDATE: Death toll rises to 3 in Ohio school shooting

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A Cleveland hospital says another student wounded in an Ohio high school shooting has died, bringing the death toll to three.

MetroHealth System said Tuesday that Demetrius Hewlin died Tuesday morning. He had been in critical condition.

Hewlin was a student at Chardon High School. He was among several shot by a gunman in the school cafeteria Monday morning.

Hewlin's family says in a statement he was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends.

The teenage suspect faces a juvenile court hearing Tuesday afternoon.

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A student who witnessed a deadly Ohio school shooting says it appeared the gunman was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table.

Freshman Danny Komertz says he was just about to leave for his first-period health class Monday when he heard a loud popping sound and then saw the gunman open fire.

He says one student who authorities say was killed was trying to get under a table to protect himself and shield his face.

Komertz says the shooter was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied.

The 15-year-old Komertz says that there were at least 100 students in the cafeteria at the time and that most fled immediately as shots were fired.

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- Officials say students were shot at a northeastern Ohio high school and a suspect is in custody.

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.

Knife says she doesn't have the number of victims yet, and says a single person is suspected in the shooting.

Superintendent Joseph Bergant II tells television station WKYC that the alleged culprit is in custody. He says he doesn't know the extent of the students' injuries.

Schools in the area are locked down.

Chardon is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A sheriff's office 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.

Knife says she doesn't have the number of victims yet, and says a single person suspected in the shooting has left the school but is not in custody.

Schools in the area are locked down.

Chardon is about 30 miles east of Cleveland.

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