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Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth graders, from left, Allen Torres, Ramses Terry, Charles Dorsett Jr. and Jo’Nell Jackson, talk about Jamail Johnson, a Youngstown State University student killed in a weekend shooting. Johnson worked as a math tutor at the school and students wrote letters, created cards and made posters in his memory.

Woodrow Wilson Middle School eighth graders, from left, Allen Torres, Ramses Terry, Charles Dorsett Jr. and Jo’Nell Jackson, talk about Jamail Johnson, a Youngstown State University student killed in a weekend shooting. Johnson worked as a math tutor at the school and students wrote letters, created cards and made posters ...


Jerrell Shorter, an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, shows a letter he wrote to the late Jamail Johnson, the YSU student who died in Sunday’s shootings.

Jerrell Shorter, an eighth-grader at Woodrow Wilson Middle School, shows a letter he wrote to the late Jamail Johnson, the YSU student who died in Sunday’s shootings.


Wilson Middle School eighth grader Lynell Lockhart holds a card he made in memory of the late Jamail Johnson who was a math tutor at Wilson.

Wilson Middle School eighth grader Lynell Lockhart holds a card he made in memory of the late Jamail Johnson who was a math tutor at Wilson.


Boots, Jewelry and blood at the scene on Indiana Ave. Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.

Boots, Jewelry and blood at the scene on Indiana Ave. Authorities in northeast Ohio say a shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.


A Youngstown State Police University officer patrols the street near the location of an early morning shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus that left student Jamail E. Johnson, 25 of Youngstown dead and 11 injured Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Youngstown, Ohio.

A Youngstown State Police University officer patrols the street near the location of an early morning shooting at a fraternity house just north of the Youngstown State University campus that left student Jamail E. Johnson, 25 of Youngstown dead and 11 injured Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 in Youngstown, Ohio.


Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, walked with a YSU police officer near the scene of a shooting at an off-campus fraternity house Sunday. Six students were hit by the gunfire, one of them fatally.

Dr. Cynthia Anderson, president of Youngstown State University, walked with a YSU police officer near the scene of a shooting at an off-campus fraternity house Sunday. Six students were hit by the gunfire, one of them fatally.


Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.


Jeanna Denson, left, Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon participate in Monday’s prayer service at Youngstown State University, after weekend shootings left one YSU student dead.

Jeanna Denson, left, Dana Thomas and Dessera McClendon participate in Monday’s prayer service at Youngstown State University, after weekend shootings left one YSU student dead.


YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away a tear before reading a poem during a prayer service on campus Monday. Watson was friends with Jamail Johnson, the man killed in the weekend shooting at an off-campus party. He wrote the poem for his late friend.

YSU student Adrian Watson wipes away a tear before reading a poem during a prayer service on campus Monday. Watson was friends with Jamail Johnson, the man killed in the weekend shooting at an off-campus party. He wrote the poem for his late friend.


Gov. John Kasich  came to YSU the day after the shooting that claimed the life of 25-year-old Jamail Johnson of Indiana Avenue.

Gov. John Kasich came to YSU the day after the shooting that claimed the life of 25-year-old Jamail Johnson of Indiana Avenue.


Braylon Rogers

Braylon Rogers


Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.

Tyler Thompson, one of the Youngstown State University students who was shot at a weekend party, gets a hug from fellow student Eve Griffins. Thompson wasn’t listed among the original list of those injured because he says he didn’t realize he’d been shot and sought medical attention on his own.


Youngstown State University student Dezmond Riley talks about a weekend shooting that killed one student and injured several others at an off-campus party. Riley described the mood on campus as dim.

Youngstown State University student Dezmond Riley talks about a weekend shooting that killed one student and injured several others at an off-campus party. Riley described the mood on campus as dim.


Columbus Jones, Jr.

Columbus Jones, Jr.


YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.

YSU student Darian Rich during a prayer service on campus Monday.


YSU student Dezmond Riley talks about a shooting off campus.

YSU student Dezmond Riley talks about a shooting off campus.


YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party.

YSU shooting victim Tyler Thompson talks about being shot in the leg during an off campus party.


YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of a YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party.

YSU student Ralph Rich looks at a copy of a YSU student newspaper while talking about a shooting during an off campus party.


YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.

YSU students and faculty joined hands during a Monday prayer service on campus for victims of a weekend shooting.


YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party.

YSU shooting victim TeJohn Lawrence talks about being shot in the foot during an off campus party.


Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander, Youngstown State University students and members of sorority Zeta Phi Beta, collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victim Jamail Johnson’s family.

Anjalia Lyons, left, and Charesse Alexander, Youngstown State University students and members of sorority Zeta Phi Beta, collect donations before a campus prayer service for shooting victim Jamail Johnson’s family.