Student, neighbor of victim speaks

Posted at 6:20 PM, Mar 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-01 18:20:24-05

MONROE TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A next-door neighbor and friend of Cooper Caffrey said he's still in shock that his classmates were shot.

"I still can't believe this happened at my school," said Robert Gilmore III, a 9th grader at Madison Jr./Sr. High School. "Everyone is friends with everyone. No one bullies."

Gilmore said he also believes Caffrey must have been shot at random.

"He's really friendly and he liked everybody," Gilmore said.

To hear more from Gilmore, watch the video in the player above.

Caffrey, 14, was one of two students shot in the MJSH cafeteria, according to Butler County deputies. Cameron Smith, 15, was also struck by a bullet. Neither boy suffered life-threatening injuries or underwent surgery.

Two other students, Brant Murray and Katherine Doucette, both 14, were injured by flying shrapnel or while trying to get out of the way, authorities said. Doucette later posted on Facebook that a bullet grazed her; the injury wasn't serious, she wrote.