Metal detectors and other security measures failed to keep a 14-year-old suspended student from opening fire in his downtown Cleveland high school Wednesday, Oct. 10, wounding four people as terrified schoolmates hid in closets and bathrooms and huddled under laboratory desks. The student, Asa Coon, then killed himself.
A fellow student at SuccessTech Academy alternative school said Coon, who was suspended for fighting Monday, had made threats in front of students and teachers last week.
"He's crazy. He threatened to blow up our school. He threatened to stab everybody," Doneisha LeVert said. "We didn't think nothing of it."
Coon was armed with two...