Ohio school leader to stay on job after shooting

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CHARDON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio school district that dealt with a deadly high school shooting says its superintendent plans to remain on the job for an extra year to help with the recovery, instead of leaving as planned this summer.

Superintendent Joseph Bergant oversaw the Chardon schools' response to the Feb. 27 shooting that killed three students and seriously injured two more.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/HtLyFp ) reports Bergant planned to leave in June, but the school board agreed to negotiate on a contract to keep him as interim superintendent through next school year.

Board member Larry Reiter says it makes sense for the district in the wake of the shooting and will help provide a smooth transition with the next superintendent.

The 17-year-old shooting suspect is charged with aggravated murder.

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Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com