October 10, 2007
CLEVELAND -- CBS News reports that a teenage gunman is dead after a shooting at SuccessTech Academy in Cleveland, Ohio.
Cleveland's mayor says three children have been taken to a hospital. CBS affiliate WOIO reports two adults were injured as well.
Mayor Frank Jackson says the small, alternative high school has now been secured, but he offered no other details.
He says, "We have no reason to believe there's more than one suspect."
One student says he saw three people come out on stretchers.
Another says she heard the principal say "Code Blue" over the public address system, and that kids started running. She says she hid in a closet with some of her friends.
One woman who has a son and daughter at the school told the Plain Dealer newspaper of Cleveland that her daughter called her when the shooting started, and told her that she was hiding in a closet.
The woman says she then called her 18-year-old son on his cell phone, and he told her he'd been shot in the arm.
The small, alternative school in the center of downtown Cleveland enrolls students in grade nine through 12, and emphasizes technology education. It's called SuccessTech Academy.
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