Chardon High School shooting victim's father, Russell King, Sr., found dead Thursday morning

The father of a victim of the Chardon High shooting was found dead around 5:15 this morning by a family member.

Russell King, Sr., who is believed to have been in his 40s, was the father of Russell King, Jr., who was killed two years ago by TJ Lane at Chardon High School during a shooting exactly two years ago Thursday.

No signs of foul play but police are investigating.

Chardon Local Schools Superintendent Michael P. Hanlon, Jr. released the following statement this morning:

Words cannot express how deeply saddened we are to learn of the loss of Russell King Sr.  The thoughts and prayers of the Chardon Schools are with the King family during this extremely difficult time. 

The City of Chardon also released a statement:

The City of Chardon is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Russell King, Sr.  The thoughts and prayers of the entire community are with the family at this difficult time.   Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.

The community and school continue with the healing process and continue supporting one another.  The three lives lost on 2/27/12 live on in our hearts and minds.

Check back with NewsChannel5 for details as more information becomes available.


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