Inmate convicted of killing three teenagers escapes from Ohio prison

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 11, 2014 10:36 PM

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A teenager convicted of killing three students in a 2012 shooting rampage at a Cleveland-area high school has escaped with another inmate from a prison in northwestern Ohio, prompting a manhunt for the pair, police said on Thursday.

T.J. Lane, 19, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole last year for the attack at Chardon High School near Cleveland, escaped with fellow inmate Clifford Opperud from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio, the local police department said in a Facebook message.

(Reporting by Kim Palmer in Cleveland; Writing by Eric M. Johnson; Editing by Steve Gorman)