Chardon High School Scrutinized for Lack of Security

The families of three students who were killed by T.J. Lane at Chardon High School in 2012 have filed a lawsuit claiming that the school lacked sufficient security.

CHARDON, Ohio – Family members who were killed two years ago at Chardon High School have filed a lawsuit against the institute, claiming that it didn’t have enough security at the time of the incident.

In February 2012, T.J. Lane, then 17, fired 10 shots at a group of students inside the cafeteria. Lane, who went to the high school each day to catch a bus to Lake Academy Alternative School, killed Russell King Jr., 17, Daniel Parmertor and Demetrius Hewlin, both 16.

Lane is now serving three life sentences.

The lawsuit, filed Feb. 27, states that Chardon High School administrators were aware that the school needed more security and failed to make changes, the Associated Press reports.

Additionally, the lawsuit claims that Lake Academy administrators did not properly evaluate Lane and failed to warn others of the boy’s mental instability and the likelihood of him becoming violent.

The families are seeking more than $25,000 in damages.

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