CRIME

Police: Convicted killer of 3 Ohio high school students escapes from prison; search underway

  • FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ohio Department of Corrections shows T. J. Lane. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014,  that Lane, 19, the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria, escaped from prison and a search is underway. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo released by the Ohio Department of Corrections shows T. J. Lane. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, that Lane, 19, the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria, escaped from prison and a search is underway. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo made available by the Lima Police Department shows Clifford E. Opperud. Opperud, who was serving a sentence for aggravated robbery, burglary, and kidnapping, escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, in Lima, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lima Police)

    This undated photo made available by the Lima Police Department shows Clifford E. Opperud. Opperud, who was serving a sentence for aggravated robbery, burglary, and kidnapping, escaped from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution, in Lima, Ohio, on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Lima Police)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014,  that Lane, 19, the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria, escaped from prison and a search is underway.  (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. Ohio police said Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, that Lane, 19, the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria, escaped from prison and a search is underway. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

Ohio police say the convicted killer of three students at a high school cafeteria has escaped from prison and a search is underway.

Police say 19-year-old T.J. Lane escaped Thursday night along with two other inmates and one of the inmates was captured.

Police say a search is underway in the woods and residential area near the prison and the two escapees are considered dangerous. Authorities say they do not believe they are armed, however. They had no further information on how the two men got out of the prison.

Lane pleaded guilty last year to shooting three students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. He said he didn't know why he did. He was given three life sentences.