Chardon High School shooting: Lawyer issues statement for Lane family

10:03 PM, Feb 27, 2012   |    comments
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WKYC'S Russ Mitchell had the chance to speak exclusively with Bob Farinacci, who is representing TJ Lane.

He read a statement from the Lane family.

"The family wanted me to convey to the citizens of Geauga County and Northeastern Ohio that the family is devastated by this most recent event. They want to give their most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the family of the young man who passed and their continuing prayers are with all those who were injured. This is something that could never have been predicted. TJ's family has asked for some privacy while they try to understand how such a tragedy could have occurred and while they mourn this terrible loss for their community."

When asked about TJ as a young man, Farinacci responded:

"By all accounts TJ is a fairly quiet and good kid. His grades are pretty impressive. He's been doubling up his classes this year. He's a sophomore. He's been doubling up on his classes with the intent of graduating this May. He pretty much sticks to himself but does have some friends and has never been in trouble over anything that we know about."

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