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Death toll now three in Ohio shooting

February 28, 2012

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — The death toll rose to three Tuesday in the shooting rampage in an Ohio high school cafeteria as schoolmates and townspeople grappled with the tragedy and wondered what could have set the teenage gunman off.
The teenager under arrest in Monday's attack, T.J. Lane, faced an afternoon hearing in juvenile court.
Shaken residents offered condolences and prayers to the families of those killed and wounded at 1,100-student Chardon High School in suburban Cleveland. All three of the dead were students.
"This gets more tragic, the whole area is suffering, our prayers go up to God to give all strength, healing and closure," said one of hundreds of Facebook postings on a memorial page.
Meanwhile, the community offered grief counseling to students, staff and others at area schools.

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