28 Feb 2012

Gunman kills student at US school

7:02 am on 28 February 2012

A student has been killed and four others injured in a shooting at a high school in the US state of Ohio.

The shooting occurred at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland, on Monday.

The sheriff's office said the suspect was chased by a teacher out of the building and later turned himself in to a bystander.

The local police chief, Tim McKenna, said four boys and one girl had been hospitalised.

Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene as students streamed from the building to meet parents. The entire school district was closed for the day.