Prison workers suspended after Lane escape

TJ Lane escapes prison. (Photo/Lima Police Department)
TJ Lane escapes prison. (Photo/Lima Police Department)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio has disciplined four employees for lapses that helped a convicted school shooter and two other prison inmates briefly escape last year.

The Department of Rehabilitation and Correction said Wednesday a technician failed to report he hadn’t fixed a security camera, a maintenance supervisor and a repair worker put the wrong kind of lock on a door and a guard failed to properly conduct rounds. It says they’ve been suspended for one or two days each.

Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane and two other inmates climbed a fence during recreation but were caught within hours of their September escape.

The prisons agency previously reassigned the warden at Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution and demoted the deputy warden.

Lane pleaded guilty to the shooting rampage. He wore a shirt saying “killer” at his sentencing.

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