Ohio school shooting survivor advocates gun safety

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A 17-year-old survivor of an Ohio school shooting rampage that killed three classmates says the tragedy has motivated him to lobby for gun safety.

Chardon High School senior Nate Mueller just returned home from a lobbying trip to Washington, urging lawmakers to create tougher gun-safety laws. He told WEWS-TV today that surviving a bullet that grazed his ear prompted his involvement in the issue, and he feels it’s his duty.

An 18-year-old, T.J. Lane, is awaiting trial on murder charges in the shooting. Lane was at the Chardon school east of Cleveland waiting for a bus to his alternative school.

A judge has ordered a psychiatric evaluation to determine if Lane is competent to stand trial in the attack last Feb. 27.

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