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Chardon shooting victims graduate today

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MENTOR, OH (WOIO) -

The Chardon High School Class of 2013 graduates today in Mentor.  An event that is usually emotional, will be even more so as Nick Walczak and Nate Mueller cross the stage.

Walczak and Mueller were shot in the Chardon High School cafeteria in February 2012 along with 4 other classmates.

Joy Rickers was also injured in that shooting. 

Daniel Parmertor, Demetrius Hewlin and Russell King were all killed.  They would have been graduating Saturday.

The injuries Walczak sustained left him paralyzed.

Ohio Governor John Kasich will be the Commencement Speaker at Saturday's ceremony.

The shooter, TJ Lane, pled guilty to the charges he faced in connection with the shooting.  He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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