Copley High School reopens on somber note

COPLEY, Ohio - Guidance counselors and a crisis team are on hand as a northeast Ohio school holds its first classes since two students died in a mass shooting.

Police say 16-year-olds Autumn Johnson and Amelia Shambaugh were among the seven people killed by a gunman who then died in a shootout with police this month in Copley Township, near Akron.

The two teens were students at Copley High School, which opened for the new school year on Thursday.

Schools Superintendent Brian Poe tells the Akron Beacon Journal the principal planned to "touch base" with students about the tragedy during assemblies for each of the grades.

School officials say they're taking their time to plan a private memorial service.

Police are still trying to determine the motive for the shooting.

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