Ohio school-shooting site wins prom contest


CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A high school that was the site last month of a fatal shooting has received support from across northeast Ohio in a radio station's annual "Rock Your Prom" contest.

Station 96.5 KISS-FM said Tuesday that students from various schools campaigned on behalf of Chardon High School, collecting about 50,000 votes, more than 70 percent of the total. The school also received support from local business websites, bloggers, YouTube videos and re-tweets, including some from the Cleveland Indians' Chris Perez.

The May event at Chardon High will feature DJ music and special effects. Other sponsors are Rock the House Entertainment Group and American Commodore Tuxedo.

The shooting Feb. 27 killed three students and seriously wounded two others. A 17-year-old has been charged with aggravated murder.