Chardon High School shooting victim: Danny Parmertor

Danny Parmertor was an energetic 16-year-old boy who was looking forward to picking up his first paycheck at a local bowling alley.

But just before 2 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2012, the Chardon community learned that high school shooting had claimed a life. The junior was in the Chardon High School cafeteria when a gunman opened fire. Danny was shot in the head.

"Daniel's parents, Bob, a boiler technician with First Energy, and mother, Dina, a nurse at Hillcrest Hospital, were finishing their night shifts when they learned of the shooting," Sen. Sherrod Brown told Congress on March 1.

"We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss," his family said in a statement through MetroHealth Medical Center.

"I fell down when I was told Danny's gone," said his grandfather Domenick Iammarino.

Danny liked snowboarding, playing Xbox and meeting his friends for wing night at Cleats. He was taking classes at the Auburn Career Center for computer networking.

"(Danny) was the happiest kid on the planet. He always loved to have fun. He was never mad at anyone," said Danny's brother, Dominic. "We all had a strong relationship. We are very close. We did a lot of things together. He loved us very much. Danny was going to change the world. He was amazing."

His impact was still felt with the hundreds of people who lined St. Mary's of Chardon on the day of his funeral. Under the threat of protests from the Westboro Baptist Church, organizers planned a silence assembly to block them from the Parmertor family's view.

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