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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:58 AM

Guilty plea by Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane spares community painful trial

Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

By John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer
on February 26, 2013 at 8:55 PM

CHARDON, Ohio -- T.J. Lane spared still-healing Chardon from painful testimony of a murder trial when he pleaded guilty Tuesday to spraying the Chardon High School cafeteria with gunfire a year ago today, killing three students and wounding three others.

His plea came hours before Chardon residents began gathering in a series of events that mark the passing of one year since Lane made the town a flashpoint in the debate for gun control. Those events continue today.
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The plea came hours before Chardon and its schools began a two-day rememberance of the students who died: Demetrius Hewlin, 16; Russell King Jr., 17; and Daniel Parmertor, 16.
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Nicholas Walczak, who was one of the three wounded students, sat a few feet away. He was in a wheelchair. He watched Lane throughout the hearing but appeared to say little. He left before reporters could speak with him.

Read more: http://www.cleveland.com/chardon-shooting/index.ssf/2013/02/guilty_plea_by_chardon_high_sc.html#incart_river



Chardon will hold three ceremonies today, starting with a walk to the town square at 4:00 PM to mark the one year anniversary of the event.
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From the Plain Dealer:

For Chardon, an anniversary and a guilty plea: editorial

A shaken 200-pound Chardon High School football player walking down the hall wrapped in a Linus blanket.

Superintendent Joseph Bergant taking a stand against arming teachers and converting an institute of learning into a lockdown facility.

And the words of junior Kaylynn Hill: "You see more acts of kindness at the school. It only takes three seconds to say, 'How are you doing?' and mean it. It only takes 10 seconds to hold the door for someone."

http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2013/02/for_chardon_an_anniversary_and.html#incart_river

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Kolesar Feb 2013 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #1
Kolesar Feb 2013 #2
liberal N proud Feb 2013 #3
AtheistCrusader Feb 2013 #4
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #5
Kolesar Feb 2013 #6

Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:06 AM

1. True, but I would think that what the media is doing has to be almost as painful

Turned on the television this morning before heading to work and it is wall to wall Chardon coverage.

It's not the coverage of the remembrance events taking place that bothers me but the news is replaying scenes from that day. They are obsessed with replaying the whole thing in the viewers living rooms again and again.

I personally thought it was repulsive.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:13 AM

2. I had channel 3 on before I was composing this

I didn't see video from a year ago. Monica Robbins interviewed Nick Walczak, one of the injured victims and will be playing that interview sometime today.

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:51 AM

3. Channel 5 was showing scenes of ambulances etc.

It made me sick.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:16 PM

4. Forensic psychologists have identified this sort of coverage as a risk factor for copycat attacks...

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Response to Kolesar (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 12:53 PM

5. Does the uncle get charged for making his gun easily accessable?

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 01:31 PM

6. No, but that would be just.

It was his irresponsible behavior that enabled this massacre.

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