Chardon Schools Ready to Move on

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CHARDON, Ohio — The Chardon Schools community is ready to move on.

One day after T.J. Lane, 18, received back-to-back life sentences for murdering three of his classmates and injuring three others, the district says it is relieved to have closed that chapter of the tragedy.

A statement released Wednesday reads:

“The Chardon Local School District is relieved¬†that the case State vs. Lane has finally concluded, which allows all of us (the victims’ families, our students, staff and greater community) to move on from the tragic events of February 27, 2012.¬† Our thoughts and prayer remain with the victims and their families as we all take another stride towards healing.”

Lane took the lives of three students when he opened fire in the cafeteria of Chardon High School on February 27, 2012. Killed in attack were: Daniel Parmertor, 16; Russell King, Jr. 17; and Demetrius Hewlin, 16.

Nick Walczak was severely injured. Joy Rickers was hurt, as well. Another student was grazed by a bullet.

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