Ex-coach who chased school shooter will seek Ohio House seat


COLUMBUS (AP) — An educator who chased away the teenager who fatally shot three students at an Ohio high school says he’ll campaign for a state House seat.

Frank Hall tells Cleveland.com he wants to join the Legislature to advocate for school safety and rural Ohio .

Hall drew national headlines after the 2012 Chardon High School shooting because the then-assistant football coach charged toward the 17-year-old boy who opened fire in a cafeteria. Three students died, and three more were hurt. The shooter is serving life in prison

The 45-year-old Hall says he’ll challenge state Rep. Diane Grendell in the Republican primary for House District 76 in northeastern Ohio.

Hall now works as a tutor and lives in Munson Township in Geauga. He and his wife have nine adopted children.

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Information from: cleveland.com, http://www.cleveland.com