The Chardon High School shooting occurred on February 27, 2012, at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, United States. Three male students died within the two days following the incident. Two other students were hospitalized: one of whom sustained several serious injuries requiring extensive rehabilitation, the other with a minor injury.

While rumors of a warning of the event having been posted on the Internet circulated, student witnesses identified the shooter as Thomas “T. J.” Lane III, a 17 year-old juvenile.  The weapon Lane used in the shooting was a .22 caliber handgun.  At an initial court hearing, the prosecutor revealed that he admitted to shooting 10 rounds of ammunition from the gun during the shooting, which began in the school cafeteria at approximately 7:30 a.m., shortly after school began.  Although Lane told police that he did not know the victims and that they were chosen randomly, witnesses stated that it appeared he targeted a specific student and the group he was sitting with in the cafeteria.

On March 19, 2013, Lane was sentenced to three life sentences in prison without parole.  After entering the courtroom, he took off his dress shirt to reveal a white T-shirt underneath which had the word “Killer” handwritten across the front.  He smiled and smirked during the hearing.  After being sentenced, Lane said to the victims’ families and the courtroom, “This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates to the memory. Fuck all of you”, while giving the middle finger.


All of us have made you look pathetic, you’re carbonated copies of one anothers with practically the same url. 

Wah no one understands you, no one understood them so it’s perfectly acceptable to shoot and kill others. Although Dylan and Eric both bullied others just as much as they were bullied. Although this TJ has no remorse for cold blood murder. Yeah they’re so dreamy, you do realize they’d probably pull a trigger to your temple if you came up to them saying all this pathetic shit, correct?

Because y'all sound like you’re just trying too hard to be ~edgy~ and ~mysterious~. 

I bet any one of us on this side of the argument, about how dumb you all are, could tear your little preaches about them to fucking pieces. Because there is no logic in anything you guys say.

Do you see these faces? To all of you who are “fans” of TJ, who are applauding his diplorable acts, who are joking about this whole situation, who think that murdering three children and then being horribly disrespectful in court to the families of those children is funny, I have a few things I could say to you but I’ll keep them to myself. But do keep this is mind. Because of him, Danny, Demetrius and Russel are gone forever. They were my schoolmates, my younger sister’s classmates. They were sons, brothers, friends, boyfriends. And the people who called them by those titles will never see them again. Can you imagine what it’s like to suddenly lose someone like that so tragically? Because of him, my good friend’s younger brother Nick will probably never walk again, among other things. He has to live with the horrific memories of what happened to him that day, the bullets that remain in him are constant reminders. His life has been changed forever. Can you imagine what it’s like to suddenly have that happen to you? My little hometown of Chardon, OH has been changed forever as well. It’s been rough, but we will continue to press on. Can you imagine what it’s like to have something so devastating happen to the home you know and love? All I can say is that I would never wish any of that upon you. I hope you don’t ever know what any of it feels like. You can keep praising TJ and making fun of the situation like you have been, I cannot stop that. But I’ll be damned if all the attention from this tragedy is focused on him. Do you see these faces? These are the faces who deserve the attention, not his.