CHARDON, Ohio -- When a student injured in a northeast Ohio high school shooting returned to classes last week, he was greeted by balloons, with one escaping and hitting the ceiling with a pop.
The noise made his schoolmates stop cold.
Fellow student Travis Carver tells The Plain Dealer "there was just an utter silence in the whole school."
Loud noises still fill students with fear weeks after the Feb. 27 shooting that killed three teens, seriously injured two others, and left one facing aggravated murder charges.
Carver and cafeteria worker Cherie Reed told the newspaper about their ordeal the day of the shooting.
They describe hearing gunshots and seeing the shooter and trying to help a girl who had been shot while hiding behind a locked kitchen door with about 35 others.
The Associated Press