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Ohio Suspect Had Troubled Family

A review of court records in Geauga County, Ohio, shows that the family of T.J. Lane, the teenager who was identified by fellow students and his family’s lawyer as the shooter at Chardon High School Monday, had a history of violence. Lane’s father was reportedly arrested multiple times for violence against women, including against Lane’s mother. Between 1995 and 1997, Lane’s mother and father faced charges for committing acts of domestic violence against each other, and Lane’s father was charged with assaulting a police officer. The man also served time for attempting to suffocate a woman he married after Lane’s mother. The current relationship between father and son is not known. Another student at the school told ABC News that Lane was "a quiet kid...He just went about his business."

February 28, 2012 10:09 AM