Four students reported injured in US high school shooting
Four reported injured in US high school shooting (WKYC) WKYC

At least five students have reportedly been injured in a high school shooting in the state of Ohio.

A suspect has been taken into custody following the incident at Chardon High School in a small city around 30 miles east of Cleveland in northeast Ohio.

Civil deputy Erin Knife, of the Geauga county sheriff's office, said a single person was suspected of carrying out the attack in the school cafeteria around 7.30 a.m.

Schools superintendent Joseph Bergant II told the local television station WKYC that the alleged culprit is in custody. He said he did not know the extent of the students' injuries.

The five injured students - four boys and one girl - were taken to area hospitals, according to officials Three of them are in critical condition, WKBN television reported.

The station quoted a school official as saying the suspect is a current student who had acted alone.

However, Teresa Hunt, whose daughter attends the school, told Cleveland TV station WEWS that she had been texting with her daughter and her daughter told her that two shooters were involved.

About 1,100 students attend the high school.