CHARDON, OH - FEBRUARY 28: Maria Cochran and Andressa Green of Chardon place flowers on the sign outside Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio on February 28, 2012. Gunman and student TJ Lane opened fire inside the Chardon High School cafeteria that left 3 students dead and two injured. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)
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(Photo via Ohio Peace Officers Facebook page)
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Thomas Lane is accused of going on a shooting spree Feb. 27, 2012 at Chardon High School. Five students were injured, one died. (Photo: Yearbook)
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From L-R: Daniel Parmertor, Russell King, Demetrius Hewlin. (Photos: Yearbook)
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A vigil was held in Chardon, Ohio Monday night.
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Authorities gather in front of Chardon High School where a shooting took place on Feb. 27, 2012 in Chardon, Ohio. (Photo by David Dermer/Getty Images)
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Authorities gather in front of Chardon High School where a shooting took place on Feb.27, 2012. A gunman, believed to be a student, opened fire inside the high school cafeteria, killing one student and wounding four others. (Dermer/Getty Images)
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A Sheriff deputy puts up tape marking off the area in front of Chardon High School where a shooting took place on Feb. 27, 2012 in Chardon, Ohio. (Photo by David Dermer/Getty Images)
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Students remember victims of the shooting on Mar. 1, 2012.
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Students walk into school together on March 1, 2012.
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Students gather at Chardon Square to walk into school together on Mar. 1, 2012. Dave Hatala/WEWS
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Students walk from Chardon Square to school on Mar. 1, 2012. Dave Hatala/WEWS
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A makeshift memorial at Chardon High School.
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Parents wait to pick up students at Chardon Middle School on Feb. 27, 2012.
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Social media messages sent to students following Chardon High School shootings

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CHARDON, Ohio - Police are warning parents in Chardon, Ohio to beware of social media messages sent from strangers to their kids about the deadly shooting at their high school.

The Plain Dealer reports that people have been contacting Chardon Middle School students on Facebook about the recent shooting at the high school. 

Three students died, and two were seriously injured on Feb. 27. Police say TJ Lane walked into the cafeteria and fired several shots at students sitting at a table. He was chased out of the school and taken into custody a short time later. He remains in jail.

Lt. Troy Duncan told the newspaper that police are investigating two incidents where people have contacted children through Facebook, though he did not discuss the nature of the comments.

Duncan said children need to tell their parents if strangers contact them on social media.

A school district spokeswoman said some attempted contacts may have been from news agencies around the world.

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