CHARDON, OHIO -- Two days after gunfire ripped apart their campus and community teachers at Chardon High School came back Wednesday.
It couldn't be any worse for the families of three young men: Danny Parmertor, Rusell King, Jr. and Demetrius Hewlin, gunned down in the prime of their lives.
The community is struggling with the pain of what they've lost and the horror that one of their own is accused in the attack.
T.J. Lane arrived at the Chardon courthouse yesterday in a bullet-proof vest.
During a procedural hearing the 17-year-old looked to be fighting back tears and was overheard saying to family members "I am sorry, I am sorry".
Freshman class president Brittney Wilson has an uneasy feeling about returning to classes on Friday, but knows that may be the only way her school and this tight knit community will survive.
"We're going to come together as a family and get through it. We're one heartbeat," she says.