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18-year-old suspect charged in Akron bus stop shooting appears in court

High school student shot at bus stop in Akron. (Source: WOIO) High school student shot at bus stop in Akron. (Source: WOIO)
18-year old Jason Lee of Akron, charged with felonious assault. (Source: Summit County Jail) 18-year old Jason Lee of Akron, charged with felonious assault. (Source: Summit County Jail)
AKRON, OH (WOIO) -

The man accused of shooting a 16-year old on his way to school Monday appeared in Akron Muni Court Tuesday morning.

Jason Lee pled not guilty to felonious assault.

Several schools in Akron were on lockdown Monday morning after the shooting. 

The victim is a North High School student. He is listed in stable condition at Akron City Hospital.

According to detectives, Lee, of Akron, is currently in the Summit County Jail. Akron Police say additional charges are expected.

The shooting happened in the area of Tonawanda and Eastland avenues at a Metro RTA bus stop around 8:30 a.m. Monday. Police say Lee fired several shots at the teen following an ongoing feud between the two.

In surveillance video from the bus, you can see the victim and the suspect with a woman get on the bus and start to fight. Police say they had been arguing over a teen girl for several weeks.

The bus driver tries to calm everyone down. All three get off the bus at Tonawanda and Eastland Avenues. That's when the shooting happened. 

The victim called 911 and was able to tell police who shot him and what direction he was traveling. 

Akron Police chased the suspect through neighborhoods in east Akron for more than an hour before catching him.

During the search, the schools' superintendent locked down East High School, Barber Elementary and Seiberling Elementary. The lockdowns are routine and were lifted in less than an hour.

Communications Director Mark Williamson says the lockdowns are most often the result of criminal matters on the streets of the city and not in the schools.

"We have a strict security protocol we follow when notified by police of a threat," said Williamson. "We lock all exterior doors to our schools -- and no one gets in -- and will not open them until police issue an all clear. This way, we know our students and staff members are safe, regardless of what is happening on the streets of Akron." 

As part of the protocol, all parents and guardians were notified by phone as quickly as possible, as well as in letters that were sent home with students at the end of the school day. 

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