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.”
Driver In Violent Crash Was Tasered By Police Before He Died
Outrage flared Friday over the death of Thomas Lane, the
Ansonia man police blasted with a stun gun before pulling him from his wrecked
car Monday on Interstate 95 in West Haven.
Lane was on his way home to Tremont Street in Ansonia when
State Police said his Jeep collided with a tractor trailer on I-95 near exit 42
in West Haven. The impact bounced the Jeep into a guardrail and the force
flipped it over, causing it to careen down an embankment.
At some point, the engine ripped away from the passenger
compartment, and there was the smell of gasoline around the crash, police said.
As Lane flailed violently, police said, he apparently broke
the fingers of West Haven Fire Lt. William Heffernan, who was trying to help
Lane suffered a severe head injury and was trapped in his
vehicle “apparently screaming for his life,” said Darnell Crosland, the lawyer
for Lane’s family and president of the Norwalk NAACP.
“It’s a sad day in Connecticut when the victim of a motor
vehicle accident cannot die from their injuries, but must be electrocuted by
the police,” Crosland said. “This was not a police investigation. There was not
a car chase going, it was nothing criminal — simply a motor vehicle accident.”
understand how cops who were trying to save the man’s life, then killed him
with a Taser? It’s only-in-America kind of thing. Lane was probably in a state
of shock and behaved inadequately but I will never believe that it was a good
idea to hit him with a Taser – especially so hard that he died! I thought
police were supposed to save lives. But too often they do opposite. If you hate
your job you are welcome to find a better one. But now these officers should
face charges. They killed an innocent man, Thomas Lane was a father of three.