MADISON TOWNSHIP, BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WDTN) — A student just inches away from the suspected gunman is speaking out about the terrifying shooting inside Madison Junior Senior High School’s cafeteria Monday.
“I look up and I see a kid standing there with a gun held out like this,” said student Connor Hamrick.
What started as a normal day at the lunch table for Hamrick, turned into a day of terror.
“Just finishing up my mashed potatoes when I heard a shot, and it sounded like a bag popping,” described Hamrick.
He watched those horrifying moments unfold inches away from him as a classmate opened fire. He said he fell to the ground and crawled to a door to escape. Once in the gym, he shouted his words of warning to others.
“I told everybody to run that there was somebody shooting in the cafeteria,” said Hamrick.
As he made it outside to safety, he called 911.
“It was like a dream like it happened so fast and so slow,” said Hamrick.
Four students were injured in the shooting. Cameron Smith and Cooper Caffrey were shot, but both are expected to make a full recovery. Katherine Doucette and Brant Murray were hit by shrapnel but they’re out of the hospital.