CHARDON, Ohio - One of the surviving victims of the Chardon High School shooting is suing the admitted gunman.
Nick Walczak was 17 when he was shot four times on Feb. 27, 2012. A bullet pierced the teen’s spinal cord, leaving him paralyzed in the shooting spree that killed Daniel Parmertor, Russell King Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin.
On Thursday, Walczak filed a civil suit for personal injury against TJ Lane, who pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated murder. Further details of the suit were not available on the Lake County Common Pleas Court docket.
The families of Parmertor, King and Hewlin have also filed suits against Lane. They are suing the shooter, his parents and grandparents.
Lane was sentenced to life in prison without parole on March 19. His courtroom appearance caused controversy as he wore a white T-shirt with “KILLER” scrawled across it. He also gave the middle finger to the victims’ families.
Last month, Lane’s attorney filed paperwork appealing his sentence.