Ohio School Shooting

Settlement reached for 3 killed in school shooting


In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. The age of Lane, a teen gunman in a school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio, is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. Lane's defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)

In this Tuesday, March 19, 2013 file photo, T.J. Lane smirks as he listens to the judge during his sentencing in Chardon, Ohio. The age of Lane, a teen gunman in a school shooting two years ago in northeastern Ohio, is at the center of an appeal over his life sentences. Lane’s defense attorneys and prosecutors will go before an appeals court on Wednesday, March 26, 2014. (AP Photo/The News-Herald, Duncan Scott, Pool, File)

CLEVELAND (AP) — The families of three students killed in a 2012 shooting at a northeast Ohio high school will receive settlements of about $890,000 each from a lawsuit filed against the shooter’s family.

A probate judge in Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County has approved the settlement of a lawsuit originally filed in neighboring Lake County. Judge Timothy Grendell told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the amount is fair and reasonable.

Then-17-year-old T.J. Lane killed the three students and wounded three others inside the Chardon High School cafeteria on Feb. 27, 2012.

Lane pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges last year and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms.

Attorneys who filed the lawsuit will receive 40 percent of the settlement amounts.

Source: AP

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