This is absolutely terrible.
We cannot even begin to imagine the terror these children felt and the fear of all the families and the extreme sadness of the ultimate loss of that one student.
In Cardon, Ohio in the cafeteria of Chardon High School around 7:30am right as the day was getting started, a student walked in and began firing a gun at a table of students.
Four students were injured and taken to the hospital, one student, Daniel Parmertor, was killed.
His family said:
"We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him.
The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."
One of the students who witnessed the shooting said:
"My friends were crawling on the floor, and one of my friends was bent over the table, and he was shot.
It was almost like a firecracker went off. I turned around and saw [T.J.] standing with a gun, and I saw him take a shot."
He then ran from the cafeteria, outside of the building, hid and called the police.
Another student in the building said:
"All of a sudden, one of the administrators got on the announcements and yelled, 'Lockdown!'
All of a sudden, all the doors started slamming. You could hear them slam. And we all turned of the lights, and we headed towards the corner."
When police arrived on the scene they eventually found the suspect, who had apparently been chased out of the school by a teacher.
SWAT teams guarded the school, letting parents in a few at a time to pick up their frightened children.
This is so sad.
The students who were shot and their families are in our hearts and thoughts.