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Chardon School Shooting: Investigators Look for ‘Anything, Everything’

Wilder Street

CHARDON TWP., Ohio — Residents living along Wilder Road in Chardon Twp. had never seen anything like what appeared Monday morning on their quiet country road.

Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification closed off part of the road, using bright yellow crime scene tape to mark off the area deemed off limits to passersby.

According to neighbors, homes belonging to the families of T.J. Lane, the accused teenage shooter from Chardon High School, sat between the yellow taped boundaries.

“I was shocked,” said Ginny Bazan, a neighbor who said she’d known the Lane family for more than twenty years and would sometimes go to church with them.  “It’s very heart wrenching.  I cried, I’m praying,” she said of all parties affected by the shooting spree inside Chardon High School Monday morning.

Federal agents combed the properties belonging to the Lane families for evidence related to the crime.

When asked, “What are you looking for?” one agent said, “Anything and everything.”

A bomb sniffing dog from the Geauga County sheriff’s office was brought to the scene.

One investigator said the dog hit on “something” but it was not yet known what that substance might be.

The Lake County Bomb Squad was summoned to dispose of the ordinance.

“It’s just hard to believe,” said neighbor Stan Marchuk.  “You want to cry, I mean you don’t know what to do, man alive, I just can’t believe it,” he said after learning the teenage Lane was accused of shooting five students from the High School.

One neighbor told Fox 8 children from the Lane family would have target practice in the wooded area where agents were combing.

It’s not clear what, if anything, investigators found.