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Saturday, 3 March 2012

More than 1,000 come to the funeral of Daniel Parmertor, one of the Chardon High School shooting victims

Wasif Chudhary

CHARDON, Ohio -- More than 1,000 people attended funeral services this morning for Daniel Parmertor, the first of three Chardon High School students to be buried after the shootings at the school on Monday.
At the mass, Danny's brother Dominic said, "Not only did I lose my brother, I lost my best friend. I don't want to wait 50 or 60 years to see you . . . My life will never be the same."
The funeral mass at the Church of St. Mary was held across the street from the complex of schools where the shooting occurred. It is the same church that was packed by thousands earlier this week for a vigil.
Danny was the first to die after another teen began shooting in the high school cafeteria. The other funerals -- for Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King Jr. -- will be next week. Two other students were hospitalized for gunshot wounds. One is still in the hospital.
The casket was led out of the church by mostly teenaged boys. As that happened, Danny's mother, Dina, shook and cried and rested her head on her husband Robert's shoulder.
Danny is being buried at nearby All Souls Cemetery. Along the four-mile route to the cemetery, people in the high school's red color held up signs, that said things like "We love you."

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