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Ohio students commemorate classmates slain by teen

February 27, 2013 • National News


Chardon High School students and faculty leave a memorial service on the town square for three students killed a year ago at the high school Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, in Chardon, Ohio. Students walked from the school to the town square for a memorial commemoration. The march ended at the courthouse where 18-year-old shooter T.J. Lane pleaded guilty to all charges Tuesday. He could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19.(AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One day after a teen gunman pleaded guilty in the deadly school shooting in northeast Ohio, students marked its one-year anniversary Wednesday with hugs, supportive messages and a somber march through town.

The march by Chardon High School students, walking arm-in-arm in the damp cold from the school to the town square, was an emotional highlight during the day’s commemoration.

Photos of the three slain students were displayed, onlookers applauded marchers and firefighters hung a large American flag from an aerial ladder.

The march ended at the courthouse where the shooter, T.J. Lane, 18, had pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges. Lane could face life in prison at his sentencing March 19.

The observance honored Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, both 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, Login to read more

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