Killer Capture: School Shooter Back in Custody After Prison Escape

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LIMA, OH — You can run, but you can’t hide. Escaped high school killer T.J. Lane is back behind bars in Ohio.

“He did scale our perimeter fence. And again, this is an ongoing investigation,” said Warden Kevin Jones.

19-year-old Lane escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, along with two other inmates, Thursday night.

After a nearly six-hour statewide manhunt, Lane was eventually cornered 100 yards from the prison where he escaped.

“I personally saw him. He never said anything at all,” Jones said.

Lane is currently serving three life sentences for killing three students at Chardon High School in 2012.

You may recall, on the day of his sentencing, he wore a white t-shirt with the word “Killer” on the front along with a smirk splattered across his face.

Lance’s escape put the community back on edge — triggering old memories.

Extra security was given to the victims’ families and classes at the school were canceled Friday.

The prison where Lane is currently serving time is not a maximum security — something that is currently being reviewed.

Story Originally filed September 11, 2014

LIMA, OH —  A massive manhunt is underway for convicted school shooter T.J. Lane who escaped from a Lima, Ohio prison Thursday night, south of Toledo.

He is serving a life sentence for killing three fellow students at Chardon High School in 2012.

According to the Lima PD Facebook page, 19-year-old Lane escaped with 45-year-old inmate Clifford Opperud, who was behind bars for kidnapping and aggravated robbery.

Clifford Opperud & school shooter TJ Lane escape from Ohio prison

Helicopters with infrared cameras are up as officers conduct door-to-door searches in nearby neighborhoods.

Lane wore a T-shirt with “killer” written across it, smirked and even flipped the bird while being sentenced in March of 2013.

Ian Friedman, one of Lane’s former defense attorneys, tweeted “I’ve been asked whether he is a danger. Answer is… no one ever wants to return to prison for a life sentence. Plus, case facts speak.”

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