Sheriff’s office says 4 hurt in school shooting in Ohio, suspect is 14-year-old student

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MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A sheriff says a 14-year-old student pulled out a gun in a southwestern Ohio school cafeteria and opened fire, hitting two students.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones says two other students were injured at Madison Local Schools either as they tried to get away or from shrapnel from the shooting.

Jones says the suspect ran from the school, threw the gun down and was apprehended nearby.

Jones says the 14-year-old was a student and there was a motive to the shooting which he did not identify.

Investigators say the students who were shot were 14 and 15 years old and were taken to the hospital. Jones says students were eating in the cafeteria when the shooting happened around 11:30 a.m.

The school has said none of injuries were believed to be life-threatening.

The school district says on its website that the injuries are not life-threatening and that all other students are safe.

The campus is near Middletown, roughly 30 miles north of Cincinnati. State records show enrollment of about 250 junior high and 500 high school students.