Governor to speak at Chardon’s graduation

Associated Press


Gov. John Kasich plans to deliver the commencement address at the high school where three students were killed and three others injured in a 2012 shooting spree.

A spokesman said Tuesday the speech at Chardon High School will be June 1.

Kasich honored Chardon’s faculty and staff with a Governor’s Courage Award earlier this year for displaying strength and perseverance after the Feb. 27, 2012, shooting.

The award came about a year after teenager T.J. Lane fired 10 shots into a group of students seated in the school cafeteria. Lane was at Chardon waiting for a bus to the alternative school.

Lane pleaded guilty in the shooting and was sentenced in March to three life sentences for the killings.

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