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One year after school shooting, Chardon remembers
Plans include day of service and march to town square
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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The media descended on Chardon last Feburary 27th after the school shooting there. Students and school and community officials plan a low-keyed commemoration this week.
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This Wednesday marks one-year since the Chardon High School shooting that killed 3 students and injured 3 others.  Today school officials, students and community leaders talked about how the day will be commemorated, and how the community has coped over the last year.  
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As the school day begins on Wednesday, students will participate in a “day of service.” That includes making blankets to comfort other people touched by tragedy, and making leashes and collars for the service dogs that helped the students emotionally in the days after the shootings. Students say it’s a way to give back. Chardon High School Principal Andy Fetchik says the students will also march to the town square for a commemoration.

“Students wanted to go back up to the square to show their unity. There will be a small service there, the superintendent, myself and some students will speak. Then we’ll march back to the school and be dismissed for the day.”

Students are asking residents to wear the school colors red and black and participate in the march. A community candlelight vigil will also be held on the square later that evening. Students say since the shooting, everyone has drawn closer. Officials add that a fund set-up to help the victims, their families and community members touched by the shooting has collected nearly $100,000 from here and around the country. Former student T.J. Lane has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to the shootings. A possible deal for him to plead guilty is being discussed by attorneys in the case.
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