(CHARDON, Ohio) — Chardon High School will reopen its doors to students on Friday, four days after suspected gunman T.J. Lane went on a shooting rampage that forced the Ohio school to shut down.
Monday’s attack left three students — Demetrius Hewlin, Russell King Jr. and Daniel Parmertor — dead and two others wounded.
Before he could do more damage, Lane was chased out of the building by assistant football coach Frank Hall. Lane later turned himself in to a passerby and has since been charged with murder.
Speaking to reporters on Thursday, Hall said he is not a hero, “just a football coach and a study hall teacher.”
“I don’t know why this happened, I only wish I could have done more,” he said.
Hall told the families of the three fallen students that he “was with them.”
“I prayed with them. I wiped their tears. And I know God was with them,” he said.
Previewing Friday’s opening, Hall noted, “Our teachers will be there. Our administration will be there. Our parents and community. But more importantly, our children will be there.”
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