Daniel Parmertor, 16, was the first of the three Chardon High School students to be killed and the first to be buried, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. A Catholic service was held at St. Mary Church near the high school.
"We should not be here," the Rev. Timothy Kalista said in his homily. "We should not be having a mass for a high school student ... who has a zest for life."
A 17-year-old, T.J. Lane, has been charged with shooting Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, in a shooting spree Monday in the school cafeteria. Parmertor was pronounced dead at the scene, Hewlin died Tuesday in a hospital and doctors pronounced King brain dead Tuesday.
Organs from all three victims were donated to give others a chance at life, WYTV in Youngstown, Ohio, reported.
As Parmertor's funeral cortege proceeded from the church to All Souls Cemetery 4 miles away, groups of people gathered to show support as it went by, the Plain Dealer said. A boy held up a sign, "Rest in Peace," on a corner near a house occupied by Lane's family.
The teenagers who served as pallbearers broke down after reaching the cemetery, weeping as a bagpiper played a final farewell.
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