Remembering the Victims of the Parkland School Shooting
Florida was the scene of yet another school shooting this year.
At least 17 people have been confirmed dead after a 19-year-old shooter sprayed the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School campus with bullets Wednesday.
This is the third deadliest school shooting on record, and 18th school shooting this year and February isn’t even over yet. The shooter was detained and taken into custody hours later.
Rather than discuss motive and the background of the shooter, we thought it would be best to highlight the victims of this senseless massacre, and as stories continue to come in of the heroes CalSchoolNews will deservedly feature them as well.
These are the victims of the attack:
- Christopher Hixon, 49, an athletic director, wrestling coach and Naval Reservist.
- Aaron Feis, 37, an assistant football coach, father and husband who died shielding his students from bullets. A GoFundMe has been started for his family.
- Scott Beigel, 35, a geography teacher who risked his life to protect students.
- Meadow Pollack, 18, the youngest of 10 grandchildren.
- Nicholas Dworet, 17, a senior and swimmer at the high school who just signed to swim for the University at Indianapolis.
- Joaquin Oliver, 17, born in Venezuela and became a naturalized American citizen in January 2017.
- Helena Ramsey, 17,” a smart, kind hearted, and thoughtful person.”
- Carmen Schentrup, 16, a National Merit Scholar semifinalist.
- Luke Hoyer, 15, the youngest grandchild of Eddie and Janice Stroud.
- Peter Wang, 15, a freshman who held a door open to let other students out before him.
- Alyssa Alhadeff, 14, a soccer player for the Parkland Soccer Club.
- Martin Duque Anguiano, 14, a freshman at the school, his older brother Martin has started a GoFundMe.
- Jaime Guttenberg, 14, her favorite color was orange, so dancers across the country this weekend will be wearing orange ribbons at competitions in her honor.
- Cara Loughran, 14, “an excellent student” who “loved the beach.”
- Gina Montalto, 14, member of the winter guard on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s state-champion marching band.
- Alaina Petty, 14, member of the JROTC program and volunteer for the ‘Helping Hands’ program of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
- Alex Schachter, 14, a freshman trombone and baritone player.