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Chardon High shooting suspect appears in court

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Alleged gunman T.J. Lane is escorted out of the Geauga County Courthouse Annex by deputies, Feb. 28, 2012, after his court appearance for shooting and killing three students and wounding two others at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio. Another student has died from wounds suffered in Monday's shooting rampage at the Ohio high school, authorities said on Tuesday, as the shaken suburban Cleveland town prepared for a vigil for the teenage victims of the attack.

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Chardon High School shooting rampage

NBC News reports: The death toll in an Ohio high school shooting rose to three students Tuesday as the suspect, 17-year-old T.J. Lane, appeared at a preliminary hearing where a prosecutor said the victims appeared to have been chosen at random.

A prosecutor said Lane had admitted firing 10 shots and that he fired at students randomly. Two other teens were wounded; one remains hospitalized and the other was released on Tuesday.

When Lane exited in custody of police, he turned to his two aunts and his grandfather, who is his legal guardian, and said with emotion "I'm sorry I'm so sorry" as he clenched his jaw, appearing to hold back tears.