'Hero' coach: Don't forget 2012 Ohio school shooting tragedy

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 27, 2017 at 8:57 a.m.


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ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — The football coach who chased a shooter from an Ohio school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he's received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth.

Former Chardon High School assistant coach Frank Hall works elsewhere now, but continues helping educators with emergency preparedness through a nonprofit foundation.

The 43-year-old tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2lXALBd ) he still thinks about how he could've stopped the 17-year-old shooter and feels he let down the boys who died.

Others say he's a hero. A real estate developer recently bought a house for Hall and his wife, who have 10 children that were adopted or in their custody.

The shooter, T.J. Lane, is serving life in prison.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com

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