Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Student Killed at Chardon High

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Ohio Governor John Kasich ordered the flags at the Statehouse be flown at half-staff on Tuesday in honor of Daniel Parmertor, a student killed during the Chardon High School shooting.

Flags in Geauga County are also to be flown at half-staff.

Kasich issued this statement:

“Ohio grieves today with the Parmertor family for the tragic loss of their son and brother Danny.  It may seem like we’re powerless to reach them right now, but the power of our prayer is great and the Lord is reaching out to them now in ways we cannot fathom. I urge all Ohioans to join me in lifting up this family, the other wounded students and their families and the entire Chardon community at this difficult time.”

Kasich was in Chardon Monday night meeting with those affected by the tragedy that unfolded Monday morning.

Ron Nichols with the governor’s communications department told Fox 8 News that Kasich met with grievance counselors, law enforcement officials, school administrators and those directly affected by the shootings.

According to Nichols, the governor has pledged his and the state’s support to assist in the healing efforts.

It is not known if Kasich will be attending any of the numerous prayer vigils around Chardon on Monday evening.

Kasich shared his thoughts regarding the tragedy prior to an event at The Ohio State University on Monday.