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This photo released by the Ohio Department of Corrections shows T. J. Lane. A prisons spokesman says Lane was moved Wednesday, March 20, 2013 to Lorain Correctional Institution in Grafton, Ohio for the orientation process. Officials will later determine which institution will house him long-term. (AP Photo/Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections)
T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013, file photo, T.J. Lane unbuttons his shirt during 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)
T.J. Lane is handcuffed by a sheriff's deputy after sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
Holly Walczak, mother of Nick Walczak, addresses the court at the sentencing of T. J. Lane Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Nick Walczak was injured in the shooting. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
Crystal King, sister of Russell King, wipes a tear as she addresses the court at the sentencing of T. J. Lane Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. King was one of three students killed. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
Philip Carter, brother of Demetrius Hewlin, reads a statement on behalf of his mother, during the sentencing of T.J. Lane Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Hewlin was one of three students killed. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
Defense attorney Ian Friedman, left, talks with T.J. Lane during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
T.J. Lane sits in court during sentencing Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, was given three lifetime prison sentences without the possibility of parole Tuesday for opening fire last year in a high school cafeteria in a rampage that left three students dead and three others wounded. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty last month to shooting at students in February 2012 at Chardon High School, east of Cleveland. Investigators have said he admitted to the shooting but said he didn't know why he did it. Before the case went to adult court last year, a juvenile court judge ruled that Lane was mentally competent to stand trial despite evidence he suffers from hallucinations, psychosis and fantasies. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool)
FILE - T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings in Geauga County Common Pleas Court in this Feb. 26, 2013 file photo taken in Chardon, Ohio. A judge in the tight-knit courthouse community of Chardon, east of Cleveland, will sentence T.J. Lane, now 18, on Tuesday March 19, 2013 on his guilty plea to aggravated murder and other charges. He could face life in prison. (AP (Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool, File)
T. J. Lane looks up during court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)
Defense attorney Ian Friedman, left, makes a point during court proceedings as T. J. Lane listens at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)
T. J. Lane listens to court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school, pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)
T. J. Lane listens during court proceedings at the Geauga County Common Pleas Court Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, charged with killing three students at an Ohio high school pleaded guilty Tuesday to three counts of aggravated murder and other charges. Lane, now 18, also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted aggravated murder and a single count of felonious assault. Prosecutors agreed to drop the death-penalty specifications from the aggravated murder counts. (AP Photo/The Plain Dealer, Marvin Fong, Pool)
FILE-In this June 8, file photo, T.J. Lane is brought into court for his arraignment by sheriff's deputies in Chardon, Ohio. On Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, Geauga County Judge David Fuhry refused to exclude taped comments made by the suspect's relatives while they were in a police interrogation room, for his murder trial next month. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
FILE - T.J. Lane is shown in a Dec. 19, 2012 file photo, in Geauga County Common Pleas Court in Chardon, Ohio. Lane is charged in a school shooting rampage at Chardon High School that killed three students on Feb. 27, 2012. Attorneys for Lane are renewing their effort to move the trial out of the grief-stricken community. Lane's trial is scheduled to begin Jan. 14. (AP Photo/News-Herald, Michael Allen Blair, Pool)
CORRECTS SPELLING OF CAROLE - T.J. Lane, who is charged in a school shooting rampage at Chardon High School that killed three students on Feb. 27, 2012, waves goodbye to grandmother and legal guardian Carole Nolan after Nolan testified during a hearing in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court of Judge David L. Fury Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Chardon, Ohio. Lanes' trial is scheduled to begin in January 2013. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Michael Allen Blair, Pool)
T.J. Lane, left, talks with defense attorney Ian Friedman at his arraignment in Chardon, Ohio Friday, June 8, 2012. Lane pleaded not guilty to six charges for a shooting at Chardon High School in February that left three students dead and three wounded. He will be tried as an adult. The teen could face life in prison if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
T.J. Lane is brought in to court for his arraignment by sheriff's deputies in Chardon, Ohio Friday, June 8, 2012. Lane pleaded not guilty to six charges for a shooting at Chardon High School in February that left three students dead and three wounded. Lane will be tried as an adult. The teen could face life in prison if he's convicted. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
FILE-In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2012 shows T.J. Lane, 17, appearing in Juvenile Court in Chardon, Ohio. Lane, has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the school shooting deaths of three students and the wounding of three others, according to an indictment released Tuesday, June 5, 2012. The indictment was returned by a Geauga County grand jury against Lane in the Feb. 27 attack at Chardon High School east of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, Pool)
T.J. Lane, 17, enters his Juvenile Court hearing in Chardon, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
T.J. Lane, 17, appears in Juvenile Court in Chardon, Ohio, on Thursday, May 24, 2012. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School shooting rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce was to argue in court Thursday that Lane should face trial as an adult. (AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk, Pool)
T.J. Lane, right, talks with his attorney Ian Friedman at Juvenile Court in Chardon, Ohio, on Wednesday, May 2, 2012. Lane is charged in the Feb. 27 Chardon High School rampage that left three students dead and two students seriously wounded. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
T.J. Lane, right, looks at his attorney during Juvenile Court proceedings Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
RE-TRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVED TONING - T.J. Lane wipes his nose in Juvenile Court Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
RE-TRANSMISSION FOR IMPROVED TONING - T.J. Lane enters Juvenile Court Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
T.J. Lane wipes his nose in Juvenile Court Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
T.J. Lane, right, listens to his attorney during court proceedings in Juvenile Court Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Chardon, Ohio. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Pool)
T.J. Lane, 17, is taken out of Geauga County Juvenile Court in Chardon, Ohio on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 following a hearing in the shooting deaths of three students in the cafeteria of Chardon High School last week. Lane has been charged with three counts of aggravated murder in the killings of students Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr . and Daniel Parmertor. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble behind bars.

T.J. Lane, convicted of killing three students at Chardon High School in the Cleveland area in 2012, did not threaten officers with the pitchfork, and it isn't known where he got it from, said patrol Lt. Craig Cvetan.

New discipline records released Monday by the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction show that Lane argued with instructors in education courses at Allen Correctional Institution, was found with marijuana in his system, gave himself three tattoos in violation of prison rules and worked out in a weight room despite a direct order not to.

"Another day of Mr. Lane refusing to do anything in education," an official said in a conduct report on Aug. 22, 2013.

Almost two months later, on Oct. 10, Lane was cited for telling an instructor he didn't need to take his class. In November, he admitted to smoking marijuana and taking the anticonvulsant drug Dilantin, which he hadn't been prescribed, according to state records. They didn't say why he took the drug.

Lane also urinated on a wall on prison grounds last month, and on Friday, the morning after the escape and while back in custody, he was found with excess property in his cell, including clothes, 15 books and Pokemon video game cards, according to prison records provided to The Associated Press through an open records request.

Prison officials confiscated the items. The book titles weren't available, Smith said.

Lane, 19, and two other inmates were transferred later Friday to the state's high-security prison in Youngstown.

Lane was not disciplined for urinating on the wall after his statement that guards "didn't come to let us back in to use the restroom and I had to go bad."

Lane was sentenced to life in prison last year for opening fire in a school cafeteria, killing three students. He unbuttoned his dress shirt at sentencing to reveal a T-shirt with the word "killer" scrawled on it. He wore a similar shirt during the shootings.

Officials say he and two other prisoners scaled a fence during recreation Thursday, sounding an alarm, and then got on a roof over an entryway. One inmate was captured immediately. Lane was captured about five hours later near the prison, and the final inmate was caught about eight hours later.

A state lawmaker briefed on the escape Friday said that Allen prison added extra razor wire to the fence in the area of the escape afterward. State Rep. Matt Huffman, whose Lima district includes the prison, said he learned on a call with state officials the wire was added almost immediately.

Prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said additional security measures were put in place, but she declined to provide specifics.

The three escapees were housed in a unit for inmates deemed at risk because of their crimes, testimony they had given or gang threats. A state prisons oversight committee has previously raised concerns about security management at the unit.

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Associated Press writers Ann Sanner and Kantele Franko contributed to this report.

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