The court battle over the Chardon Healing Fund is far from over, but Thursday brought a partial victory for the victims' families.
CHARDON, Ohio - Chardon High School students gathered Thursday morning at Chardon Square to re-enter the school where the deadly shooting happened.
There were no classes Thursday but students and parents met to walk into school together as a show of solidarity.
Some students held hands as they walked from Chardon Square down North Street and into the high school at 9:30 a.m. Students said it was an emotional but healing experience.
Middle school students planned to meet and enter their school between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m.
School officials said they hope it will allow students to adjust to being back inside the school's halls.
Law enforcement and Chardon Local School District will hold a news conference Thursday at 4 p.m to discuss preparations for the reopening of school Friday.
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