One student was killed and four injured after a teenage gunman opened fire in a cafeteria at an Ohio high school.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Chardon High School in northeastern Ohio, about 30 miles east of Cleveland. Chardon is a city of about 5,100.

Freshman Danny Komertz, who tells the Associated Press he witnessed the shootings, says it appeared the gunman was targeting a group of students sitting at a cafeteria table. Komertz, 15, says one student who authorities say was killed was trying to get under a table to protect himself and shield his face. Komertz tells the AP the shooter was known as an outcast who had apparently been bullied. Komertz says that there were at least 100 students in the cafeteria at the time and that most fled immediately as shots were fired.

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