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Police: Teen beaten at Chardon remembrance

4:04 PM, Mar 30, 2012   |    comments
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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Authorities say one man is hospitalized and four jailed in his beating following a gathering to celebrate the memory of a friend killed in the Chardon, Ohio high school shooting.

Police tell The Vindicator newspaper officers were called on a noise complaint to an apartment in Austintown, outside Youngstown, where the group gathered Tuesday, the one-month anniversary of the Chardon High School shooting that killed three students.

Police say officers left and the suspects beat the 19-year-old victim, who was drunk, to keep him quiet. They're accused of then dragging him outside and into a van, with plans to leave him on a roadside.

Troopers say they pulled over the van and found the bloodied victim. He is expected to recover.

The four others, ages 19-21, are charged with felonious assault and kidnapping.

Associated Press

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