16-year-old Daniel Parmertor was killed when a fellow classmate went on a shooting rampage at Chardon High School Monday.
According to students, Parmertor was an aspiring computer repairman who was waiting for the bus for his daily 15-minute ride to a vocational center when he was shot.
His family released this statement through the hospital:
“We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”
Parmertor’s teacher at Auburn Career School had no idea why Parmertor, “a very good young man, very quiet,” had been targeted, said Auburn superintendent Maggie Lynch.
Two other victims taken to Hillcrest Hospital were a 17-year-old boy, who is in serious condition, and an 18-year-old girl, who is in stable condition, according to a hospital representative.
Police said the gunman T.J. Lane, who opened up fire in the school early Monday, was caught near his car after the shooting.