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The motive for the shooting is unclear, though the prosecutor appeared to rule out theories involving bullying or drug-dealing.

Lane was a normal boy who excelled in school and played outside often with his sister, building snow hills and skateboarding, according to Steve Sawczak, a family friend who’s a pastor and has worked with troubled children.


Associated Press writers Kantele Franko and Andrew Welsh-Huggins in Columbus and Ted Shaffrey in Chardon and AP photographer Tony Dejak also contributed to this report.