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TIMELINE: Shooting at Madison Jr./Sr. High

Posted: 5:40 PM, Feb 29, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-01 00:18:08-05
TIMELINE: Shooting at Madison Jr./Sr. High
TIMELINE: Shooting at Madison Jr./Sr. High

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- The first call of gunshots at Madison Jr./Sr. High School went out at 11:15 a.m. Monday. 

By 11:30 a.m., a suspect was in custody.

Four students were injured; none of their wounds was considered life-threatening.

James Austin Hancock, a 14-year-old classmate, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, inducing panic and making terrorist threats.

Jones said Hancock appears to have had the weapon with him earlier in the morning.

The sheriff provided this general timeline of the events:

  • Just after 11 a.m., School Resource Officer Kent Hall leaves cafeteria
  • At 11:15 a.m., Hall hears gunshots, returns to cafeteria and calls for help
  • Suspect runs out of the building, up onto nearby hill and dumps his weapon
  • Hall tends to victims
  • At 11:19 a.m., a 911 caller identifies the suspect as "Austin Hancock"
  • Deputies set up a perimeter
  • K-9 tracks Hancock, and deputies catch him on school grounds by 11:30 a.m.
  • Deputies sweep the school, looking for any other possible suspects and victims.
  • School dismisses at 1 p.m., and students are taken to the crowd of parents who gathered

To read a full breakdown of the events, click here.

Watch Jones' full account of the shooting: