Local schools show support for Chardon High School one year following tragic shooting

CLEVELAND - Local schools are banding together to show their support for the friends, families and victims at Chardon High School.

To support Chardon on what may be the toughest day of the year for its residents, students and staffs, neighboring schools honored the day by wearing the Hilltoppers' colors -- red and black.

Students and staff at Berkshire High School in Burton posed for a school photo in the school's gymnasium and tweeted out the image with the message "Berkshire High School supports Chardon High School."

Dozens of students at Perry High School in Perry posed for a group photo with all the students dressed in red and black. The photo was shared on Twitter and Instagram with the message "#oneheartbeat #Chardon #PerryCares R.I.P. 2.27.12."

On Wednesday, @CameronSaar tweeted an image of the West Geauga High School student body holding a banner that reads "West G Cares" in the school's gymnasium. The Twitter message "One year later. Thinking about #Chardon today. Forever in our hearts" accompanied the photo.

On Instagram, Katie McDonnell (user ktmcdnnll94) posted a four-photo collage featuring one picture of the student body holding a Riverside High School banner, one graphic of Chardon's black ribbon logo, another photo of a roadside memorial and artwork that has a red and yellow body with arms around each other. The message that accompanies the Painesville school's collage says, "One year. One Heart Beat. #chardon #oneheartbeat #prayers #rip."

Want to share a visual message with the Chardon community? Use the hashtag #Chardon or #oneheartbeat on Twitter and Instagram. We may use your image on newsnet5.com or in our newscast.

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