The Ohio school shooting suspect is expected in juvenile court today (Feb. 28).
The teenage boy, Thomas “TJ” Lane, is scheduled to face proceedings in Geauga County Juvenile Court at 3:30 PM eastern time this afternoon.
He has been in custody in the county since he was taken into custody on Monday following his alleged shooting spree, and killing of two students at Chardon High School.
According to an attorney, the standard procedure is to treat teenage suspects as juveniles until prosecutors decide whether they should be charged as an adult or not.
Family attorney Robert Farinacci is representing Lane, and made a statement overnight to the media, prior to the second and third victims passing away.
“The family wanted me to convey to the citizens of Geauga County and northeastern Ohio that the family is devastated by this most recent event,” Farinacci said. “They want to give their most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family of the young man who passed and their continuing prayers are with all those who were injured.”
“This is something that could never have been predicted. TJ’s family has asked for some privacy while they try to understand how such a tragedy could have occurred and while they mourn this terrible loss for their community,” the lawyer said.
On Monday morning, TJ allegedly entered the Chardon High School cafeteria and shot five students. Three of the students shot have passed away, they are Daniel Parmertor, 16, Russell King Jr., 17, and Demetrius Hewlin, age unknown.