Lawsuit settled over Ohio school shooting fund

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A legal fight has been resolved over a fund created to help victims of a deadly school shooting in Ohio.

A settlement was announced Friday resolving complaints by survivors of three students killed Feb. 27, 2012, at Chardon High School east of Cleveland.

Terms weren’t disclosed, but the announcement says affected families will receive “some additional payment.”

Families of victims sued in May over money distributed from the fund. Some parents complained they were cut off while still suffering emotionally over the tragedy.

More than $950,000 was donated to the Chardon Healing Fund after the shooting. Testimony on the lawsuit indicated the fund paid the three families’ living expenses for a year.

The teen convicted in the shooting, T.J. Lane, was sentenced to life in prison and is appealing.

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