Breaking News: At least 5 hurt in Cleveland school shooting
Detroit Free Press Staff and News Reports
Detroit Free Press
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CLEVELAND — A gunman opened fire in a downtown high school on Wednesday, and five people were taken to a hospital, the mayor said.
Mayor Frank Jackson said three young people and two adults were hurt. SuccessTech Academy had been secured and there was only one suspect, he said.
“They have the shooter,” Jackson said. He did not elaborate.
Ronnell Jackson, 15, said he saw the shooter running down a school hallway.
“He was about to shoot me but I got out just in time,” he said.
Another student, Doneisha LeVert, said she heard the principal say “Code Blue” over the public address system, and the students started running. She said she hid in a closet with some of her friends.
Students stood outside the building, many in tears and on cell phones. Family members also stood outside, anxiously waiting for their children to be released.
“I’m scared. I’m hoping no more people got hurt,” Jackson said.
Tammy Mundy, 38, who has a son and daughter at the school, told The Plain.
Dealer of Cleveland that her daughter called when the shooting started.
“She said, ’Mom they’re shooting in here, kids are running out, I’m hiding in the closet,’” Mundy told the newspaper.
Then she called her 18-year-old son, Darnell Rodgers, on his cell phone, and he told her he had been shot in the arm.
“He said, ’Mom I got shot,’” Mundy told the newspaper.