Ohio Victim's Mom Begged Son: Don't Go, Danny

'He doesn't get to live his life,' says heartsick Dina Parmertor
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 29, 2012 3:07 AM CST

Ohio mom Dina Parmertor had a "sick feeling" when she heard about the shooting at Chardon High School on the radio early this week. "I was scared," she says, and tried to call her son—but there was no answer, she tells CBS News. "Danny, it's Mom. Call me back," she messaged him. Later, a firefighter called to say Danny was being airlifted to a hospital, and paramedics were doing CPR on him. "I said, 'I want to talk to him," Dina recalled. "I told him, 'Don't go, Danny, don't go." But it was too late. The 16-year-old boy who loved computers and snowboarding became the first of three victims killed by self-confessed school shooter TJ Lane.

It's unreal to her, says Parmertor. "I have to think about going to a funeral home, picking out a casket. What is that, picking out a casket for your son?" she asked. "We're supposed to go and pick out colleges and supposed to go visit Ohio State next month. I know my life will never be the same. I'm mad now. I'm mad. He was 16 years old. He doesn't get to live his life. It was taken. He didn't do anything to anybody. He just didn't deserve it." (Read more TJ Lane stories.)

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