Believed to be started at the end of May, a rumor began circulating via Twitter that Chardon School shooter, Thomas “T. J.” Lane was assaulted while incarcerated, sustained life threatening injuries and was subsequently airlifted to a nearby hospital. However, 19 Action News reporter for Cleveland, OH, Scott Taylor has stated on June 3rd, guards woke Lane up after hearing the rumors. He replied, “I am fine.” Taylor also spoke with prison officials who stated that Lane was not assaulted, was in an isolated cell, and would be relocated to another jail soon where he will be around other inmates.
It has also been reported that his former cellmate was stealing his mail and posing as Lane.