The court battle over the Chardon Healing Fund is far from over, but Thursday brought a partial victory for the victims' families.
CHARDON, Ohio - Thursday is the first day of school for Chardon High students, and the sixth-month anniversary of the shootings at the school's cafeteria is coming up in four days.
The district has some tips for parents, as it could be difficult for kids to once again go back to school.
On its website , there's a link called "Returning to School after a Traumatic Event." It's an article written by a behavioral health agency called Beech Brook from Cuyahoga County and has tips to pass along to parents.
The article said how important it is to have students on a routine so they have a sense of control and safety.
It also said research shows children who are given support to work through a trauma end up being
more compassionate and helpful than their peers.
On Aug. 27, the community plans to honor the three teens killed and three others injured in the high school shooting. The Facebook page called " Chardon Angels of Hope " is asking people to light a candle, and bring some flowers or teddy bears to the Chardon gazebo.
The page is asking volunteers to go to the Geauga County Fair and release one balloon in the name of each child who passed or was injured in the shootings.
TJ Lane was charged with the shooting deaths. He could face life in prison if convicted.
Lane's attorneys have until the end of next month to complete his psychological exams. They still have to decide whether to change his not guilty plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.
Chardon HS Shooting
Football coach Frank Hall, who chased the Chardon High School shooter out of the building, is receiving national attention in a cover story for Sports Illustrated.
A football coach at Chardon High School is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated for his role in confronting a gunman as his school.
A Geauga County judge ruled Friday that money from the Chardon Healing Fund will remain under court-protected authority until a final decision is made.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is ready to announce the recommendations of a committee formed to evaluate school safety in the wake of last year's school shootings in Connecticut and in Chardon in northeast Ohio.
The commencement ceremony for Chardon High School's class of 2013 being held Saturday is expected to be an emotional one, especially once Nick Walczak makes his way across the stage.
The families of the three teens killed in the Chardon High School shooting last year are suing the United Way.
Gov. John Kasich plans to deliver the commencement address at a northeast Ohio high school where three students were killed and three others injured in a 2012 shooting spree.
One of the surviving victims of the Chardon High School shooting is suing the admitted gunman.
Five law-enforcement dispatchers in Ohio have been honored for their work during a chaotic school shooting which left three students dead and three wounded.