Dispatch work honored in Ohio school shootings

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — Five law-enforcement dispatchers in Ohio have been honored for their work during a chaotic school shooting which left three students dead and three wounded.

The dispatchers with the Chardon Police Department and the Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) County Sheriff’s Office were honored recently in Sandusky for their work in last year’s Chardon High School shooting.

The gunman, now 18, has pleaded guilty. T.J. Lane is appealing his life sentence without parole.

The dispatchers received the annual team award from the Ohio chapters of the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and the National Emergency Number Association.

The (Willoughby) News-Herald (bit.ly/ZpW4JN) reported that one dispatcher stayed on the phone with a school administrator for more than 10 minutes, giving law enforcement a valuable minute-by-minute description of the incident.

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Information from: The News-Herald, http://www.news-herald.com/jrc-html/index/index_p33.html

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