3 are dead
The death toll rose to three in the Chardon High school shooting today.
Officials say Russell King and Demetrius Hewlin, students wounded in the Ohio school shooting, died this morning. The Hewlin family released a statement upon the death of Demetrius, “We are very saddened by the loss of our son and others in our Chardon community. Demetrius was a happy young man who loved life and his family and friends. We will miss him very much but we are proud that he will be able to help others through organ donation.”
The first victim died earlier on Monday and was identified by Ohio’s MetroHealth Medical Center identified as Daniel Parmertor. Another two more remain hospitalized.
The alleged shooter, T.J. lane, identified by a fellow student and witness is due to face court this afternoon. The juvenile is described as an often bullied outcast. He left an ominous poem on Facebook in December that has since been deleted, “In a quaint lonely town, sits a man with a frown. No job. No family. No crown. His luck had run out. Lost and alone. So, to the castle he proceeds, like an ominous breeze through the trees.’Stay back!’ The Guards screamed as they were thrown to their knees. ‘Oh God, have mercy, please!'”
Lane has since hired Attorney Robert N. Farinacci who released a statement on T.J.’s behalf, “The family is devastated by this recent event. They want to express their most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family of the young man who passed and their continuing prayers are with all those who were injured. TJ’s family has asked for some privacy while they try to understand how such a tragedy could have occurred and while they mourn this terrible loss for their community.”
A survivor of the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 was interviewed about the recent school shooting telling reporters he was, “Shocked and sad like everyone else. I travel and speak in schools, so I hear a lot of stories from students about things that they’re going through today, and so it’s just another sad story.”
Lane opened fire in a cafeteria where students were eating, one witness, Nate Muller, said the tragedy left, “friends laying all over the place in puddles of blood.”