CHARDON: A group from Virginia Tech is returning to Northeast Ohio this week to help Chardon High School students cope with the first anniversary of a cafeteria shooting that left three classmates dead.
Some Chardon High students have already formed a bond with leaders of the movement at Virginia Tech — site of a 2007 mass shooting — designed to help students move beyond tragedy by changing the way they treat each other.
The Plain Dealer reports that about a dozen of the college students have already made trips to Ohio in advance of Wednesday’s anniversary.
The college group is working with Chardon teens to mentor students in elementary and middle schools. They want helping others to be an outlet for the students to heal.