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'Hero' coach: Don't forget 2012 Ohio school shooting tragedy

  • FILE – In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Chardon High School assistant football coach Frank Hall, second from left, speaks during a news conference in Chardon, Ohio. Hall, who chased shooter T.J. Lane from the high school and prayed with dying victims five years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, tells The Plain Dealer he still thinks about how he could've stopped the shooter and feels he let down the three boys who died and a fourth who was paralyzed. Lane is serving life in prison. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    FILE – In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Chardon High School assistant football coach Frank Hall, second from left, speaks during a news conference in Chardon, Ohio. Hall, who chased shooter T.J. Lane from the high school and prayed with dying victims five years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, tells The Plain Dealer he still thinks about how he could've stopped the shooter and feels he let down the three boys who died and a fourth who was paralyzed. Lane is serving life in prison. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE – In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Chardon High School assistant football coach Frank Hall participates in a news conference in Chardon, Ohio. Hall, who chased shooter T.J. Lane from the high school and prayed with dying victims five years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, tells The Plain Dealer he still thinks about how he could've stopped the shooter and feels he let down the three boys who died and a fourth who was paralyzed. Lane is serving life in prison. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

    FILE – In this March 1, 2012, file photo, Chardon High School assistant football coach Frank Hall participates in a news conference in Chardon, Ohio. Hall, who chased shooter T.J. Lane from the high school and prayed with dying victims five years ago on Feb. 27, 2012, tells The Plain Dealer he still thinks about how he could've stopped the shooter and feels he let down the three boys who died and a fourth who was paralyzed. Lane is serving life in prison. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)  (The Associated Press)

The football coach who chased a shooter from an Ohio school five years ago and prayed with dying victims is uncomfortable with the attention he's received and says people must remember it was a tragedy that killed three boys and paralyzed a fourth.

Former Chardon High School assistant coach Frank Hall works elsewhere now, but continues helping educators with emergency preparedness through a nonprofit foundation.

The 43-year-old tells The Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/2lXALBd ) he still thinks about how he could've stopped the 17-year-old shooter and feels he let down the boys who died.

Others say he's a hero. A real estate developer recently bought a house for Hall and his wife, who have 10 children that were adopted or in their custody.

The shooter, T.J. Lane, is serving life in prison.

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