chardon high school shooting

School/University Shooter Voices
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Audio recordings of various school or university shooters. Note: Elliot Rodger isn’t necessarily a school/university shooter, as his attack was only on the campus, and three of his victims were stabbed to death, not shot.  Still fits into the theme, in my opinion.

In chronological order: Kip Kinkel (1998) - Dylan Klebold (†1999) - Eric Harris (†1999) - Seung-hui Cho (†2007) - Pekka-Eric Auvinen (†2007) - TJ Lane (2012) - Adam Lanza (†2012) - Elliot Rodger (†2014) - Dylann Roof (2015)

Thomas ‘TJ’ Lane was the perpetrator of the Chardon High School Shooting in 2012. 5 people were hospitalised as a result of the shooting, after Lane used a .22 caliber hand gun and fired 10 rounds of ammunition in the school cafeteria. Lane claimed that he was firing randomly and that he had no specific victims in mind, however this contradicts witness statements that claimed he was targeting a specific group of kids in the cafeteria. Lane was chased from the school by a teacher and was apprehended in the school parking lot. 3 of the people struck would later die in hospital from their injuries.

Lane’s court case was marked by rude, callous and juvenile behaviour during the sentencing. Lane’s council did not present any witnesses or evidence during this portion of the trial at Lane’s request, and when Lane entered the courtroom he was wearing a blue shirt - which he would later remove to reveal a white t-shirt with the word 'Killer’ written on it in black marker. When asked to give a statement to the court Lane flipped off the audience and stated “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you.”

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February 27, 2012 

On this day two years ago, Thomas Lane entered Chardon High School. He was armed with a Ruger MK III .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun. The shooting took place at around 7:30am in Chardon High School’s cafeteria while many students were eating breakfast.
Lane killed three male students, they all died in hospital in the two days following the shooting. Two other students were hospitalised: one with a minor injury and another who was left paralyzed. Another student sustained a superficial wound during the shooting when a bullet grazed one of his ears. Lane was arrested on Woodin Road, near his car, after being chased out of the school by football coach Frank Hall.
Lane pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder, two counts of aggravated murder and felonious assault on February 26, 2013. Lane was sentenced to three life sentences without parole on March 19, 2013.

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The weapon Lane used in the shooting was a .22 caliber handgun. At an initial court hearing, the prosecutor revealed that he admitted to shooting 10 rounds of  ammunition  from the gun during the shooting, wich began in the school cafeteria at approximately 7:30 a.m., shortly after school began. Although Lane told police that he did not know the victims and that they were chosen randomly, witnesses stated that it appeared he targeted a specific student and the group he was sitting with in the cafeteria.

TJ Lane practicing his "Masturbates to the Memory" speech
  • TJ Lane:This hand that pulled the wait wait wait let me start again
  • TJ Lane:This hand that is WAIT NO I said that wrong
  • TJ Lane:This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your *hears noise* wait what
  • TJ Lane:This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now mastur *sneezes* OH MY FUCKING GOD
  • TJ Lane:THIS HAND THAT PULLED THE TRIGGER THAT KILLED YOUR SONS NOW MASTURBATES TO THE MEMORY ... WAIT FUCK ME I FORGOT TO SAY FUCK ALL OF YOU
  • TJ Lane:THIS HAND THAT PULLED THE TRIGGER THAT KILLED YOUR SONS NOW MASTURBATES TO THE MEMORY ... FUCK ALL OF YOU. NO WAIT I FORGOT TO HOLD MY MIDDLE FINGER UP TJ COME ON YOU CAN DO THIS
  • TJ Lane:*takes a deep breath* This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you. There I'm done, I did it. NO WAIT