Chardon Gets $250,000+ for School Shooting Recovery

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CHARDON, Ohio–The Chardon Local School District is receiving $269,530 from the federal government to recover from the shooting at Chardon High School in 2012 that claimed the lives of Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Daniel Parmertor, 16; and Russell King, Jr., 17.

victimsThe grant, given under the School Emergency Response to Violence Program, or Project SERV, is designated for “educated-related services for school districts to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.”

Chardon Schools Superintendent Michael Hanlon said the district will use the money in the following ways:

**Additional social workers for continued screening and counseling support for at-risk students and staff.

**Substitute teachers, so that staff can receive resiliency training and suicide prevention skills training.

**Continuing the partnership with Virginia Tech University in further developing the Actively Caring for People (AC4P) initiative to build a strong student-driven school culture.

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