Homicide

Police: Convicted killer of 3 Ohio high school students back in custody after prison escape

  • Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Lima, Ohio. T.J. Lane, a teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school,  scrambled over a fence to escape the state prison with two other prisoners, only to be caught nearly six hours later early Friday as he hid by a nearby church, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Parrish)

    Warden Kevin Jones speaks to reporters while a manhunt was underway for escaped prisoners from Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 in Lima, Ohio. T.J. Lane, a teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school, scrambled over a fence to escape the state prison with two other prisoners, only to be caught nearly six hours later early Friday as he hid by a nearby church, authorities said. (AP Photo/Richard Parrish)  (The Associated Press)

  • 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. Lane was recaptured at 1:20 a.m. Friday by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers according to a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections . (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. Lane was recaptured at 1:20 a.m. Friday by Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers according to a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections . (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE -  In this  Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court 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 Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool, File)

    FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo, T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court 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 Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say they have apprehended the convicted killer of three Ohio students who escaped from a prison.

Nineteen-year-old T.J. Lane escaped Thursday night with two other inmates from the prison in Lima, about 80 miles south of Toledo. One was captured quickly.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol and police in Lima said around 1: 30 a.m. Friday that Lane had been caught. No further details were available.

It was not known if the other inmate, 45-year-old Clifford E. Opperud, had been apprehended.

Lane pleaded guilty last year to shooting three students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Prosecutors say he took a .22-caliber pistol and a knife to the school and fired 10 shots at a group of students. Lane was given three life sentences.