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Long before official word came of the tragic school shootings at Ohio’s Chardon High School, parents learned of the bloodshed from students via text messages and cell phones. They thronged the streets around the school, anxiously awaiting word on their children.

Teacher Joe Ricci had just begun class at his suburban Cleveland high school when he heard shots and slammed the door to his classroom, yelling, "Lockdown!" to students.

A few...

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