Cleveland — The families of three students killed in a 2012 shooting at a Northeast Ohio high school will receive settlements of about $890,000 each from a lawsuit filed against the shooter’s family.
A probate judge in Geauga County has approved the settlement of a suit originally filed in neighboring Lake County. Judge Timothy Grendell told The Associated Press Wednesday the amount is fair and reasonable.
Then-17-year-old T.J. Lane killed the three students and wounded three others in a shooting spree inside the Chardon High School cafeteria on Feb. 27, 2012.
Lane pleaded guilty to aggravated murder charges last year and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms.
Attorneys who filed the lawsuit will receive 40 percent of the settlement amounts.