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Families of Chardon High School victims sue district
Second anniversary of the shooting began with Russell King, Sr., being found dead at his home
by WKSU's KABIR BHATIA


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Kabir Bhatia
 
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The families of the three boys killed in the Chardon High School, shooting two years ago are suing the district, saying it ignored warning signs of threats posed by at-risk students, and should have had additional security.
The families of Daniel Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King, Jr. filed the suit, which also names shooter T.J. Lane and his school, Lake Academy Alternative School.
Chardon is holding a vigil tonight at 7 to remember the shooting victims. Russell King’s father, Russell Sr., was found dead at his home this morning. The Geauga County sheriff’s office says it has no information yet on the cause of death, but foul play is not suspected and no weapon was found.
The 19-year-old Lane pleaded guilty to the shooting rampage and is serving three life sentences.
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