Chardon High School Shootings: Tight Security in Court

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich issued the following 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. … Please join me in praying for the students who’ve been injured in this horrible crime. Praise goes to the Chardon Police and Geauga County Sheriff’s Office for quickly getting this situation under control. I’ve pledged Ohio’s full support to them, the school and the local community in this difficult time.”

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown issued the following statement:

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Chardon community today. I join Ohioans across the state in praying for the speedy recovery of the students that have been injured,” Brown said. “I stand ready to provide whatever assistance possible to the victims and their families—as well as to local, state, and federal law enforcement to ensure that the suspect is brought to justice.”

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine issued the following statement:

“Today’s shooting is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families as well as the entire student body and staff at Chardon High School. … The Attorney General’s Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) is on the scene and will be assisting local law enforcement in processing the crime scene. BCI and our office will do all we can to help in this investigation.”

Ohio Department of Education Superintendent Stan Heffner issued the following statement:

“My deepest sympathies are with the students and their families, staff and teachers of the Chardon School District and the Chardon community as they work through the tragic incident on their school campus this morning. Please keep them in your thoughts today. I appreciate the quick response to this situation by Superintendent Bergandt and law enforcement and first responders to protect the students and to quickly apprehend the persons responsible for this horrific act.”

State Senator John Eklund issued the following statement:

“I ask that you join me in extending the sincerest thoughts and prayers to the students and families that have been affected by this morning’s tragedy. I would also like to commend the swift and effective efforts of local law enforcement entities as they continue to assess this situation. Our hearts and minds will remain with the Chardon community throughout this time.”

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