A third student has died in the Ohio school shooting. Chardon High School is mourning three people now while two others fight for their lives after TJ Lane, 17, went on a rampage with a gun. So far police have not released a motive.
Demetrius Hewlin, 16, was Lane's third victim. Russell King Jr, 17, died earlier today while Danny Parmertor, 16, died just a few hours after the Ohio school shooting. There are two students who were injured and remain hospitalized this afternoon.
The suspect, TJ Lane, is expected in juvenile court this afternoon. The suspects family issued a statement offering "most heartfelt and sincere condolences" to the victims and students at Chardon High School. They must be struggling greatly today to know that their son is responsible for the death of three teens.
Chardon superintendent Joseph Bergant said, "Talk to your children. Don't text them, don't Facebook them, talk to them." This is good advice to all parents, not just those who live in the immediate vicinity of this terrible shooting. Parents must be present for their children even in the face of all the distractions today's busy world provides.
The Ohio school shooting has been described as a wakeup call for the town, but really it is a wakeup call for the entire nation. Parents need to be available for their children, and need to help make sure that situations do not get to this point in the future. There is no room for senseless school shootings.
Now, Lane's life is likely ruined, and the three who are dead are gone forever. This is no way to solve problems, and it is a horrible way to cry out for help. Teens must get help before things get to the point of shooting classmates with a gun.
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